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UKH publishes hospitality ‘manifesto’ ahead of Scottish election

UKHospitality (UKH) has published its “manifesto” as representatives of the hospitality industry, ahead of the Scottish parliamentary elections in May. The trade association issued demands for the country’s political parties to help assist the industry’s return after lockdown. As part of the manifesto, UKH called for a full review of

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England’s ‘oldest hotel’ sold to US investors

The Old Bell Hotel, a 13th Century hotel in Wiltshire believed to be England’s oldest hotel, has been sold to US investors Whim Hospitality off a guide price of £3.75m. Dating back to the middle ages, the 34-bedroom Grade I listed historic country hotel sits adjacent to the 12th Century

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Robinson appointed chairman of Travelodge

Travelodge has announced the appointment of leisure travel veteran, Martin Robinson, as its new chairman. He has spent most of his career within the sector and brings a wealth of brand building, strategic management and leadership expertise. He spent 17-years at Center Parcs as chief executive of their European business

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What is blended learning?

What is blended learning? Blended learning basically means teaching through a combination of online and offline resources. If you want to get technical, the Online Learning Consortium defines blended learning as instruction that contains an average of 30 percent to 79 percent online content. Quite simply, blended content just means

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U.S. hotel profitability hits pandemic high

U.S. hotel gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) reached its highest absolute level since February 2020, according to STR‘s February 2021 monthly P&L data release.  GOPPAR had come in no higher than US$12.69 for any month since the pandemic’s initial impact on industry performance last March. In addition to improved absolute

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Europe’s hotels see values fall by up to 15%

Sharp declines in revenue caused by the pandemic coupled with a more cautious approach to lending has prompted hotel valuations to fall over the past 12 months, although not as steeply as some had initially anticipated. This is the key finding of the annual European Hotel Valuation Index (HVI) compiled

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Marriott Vacations Worldwide Completes Acquisition Of Welk Resorts

Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE: VAC) (“MVW” or the “Company”) announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Welk Resorts, one of the largest independent timeshare companies in North America, for $485 million, including approximately 1.4 million MVW common shares of stock. “With its eight upper upscale ownership

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