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Hilton MD becomes chair of UKHospitality

UK: Steve Cassidy, managing director for the UK and Ireland at Hilton, has taken over from Steve Richards, the CEO of Parkdean Resorts, as chair of industry trade body UKHospitality. 

UKHospitality and the Department for Work & Pensions launch jobseeker initiative

UKHospitality and DWP launch jobseeker initiative

UK: UKHospitality and the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) have launched an initiative to promote job opportunities within hospitality. UKHospitality will be running sessions in partnership with work coaches at Jobcentre Plus across all regions in England, as well as Scotland and Wales this month. A recent survey revealed


UKHospitality calls for recovery fund and moratoria extension

UK: Following news that supermarket Tesco will repay £585m of grant support to the government, trade body UKHospitality is calling for the creation of a Hospitality and Tourism Recovery Fund and warns of a “bloodbath” as December’s rent date looms. UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls said: “It is an admirable


UKHospitality welcomes EU online travel directive approval

UK: UKHospitality has welcomed agreement between the EU Council, European Parliament and European Commission on the platform-to-business regulation. Proposed by the European Commission in April last year, the platform-to-business (P2B) law is targeted at Google Play, Apple App Store, Microsoft Store, Amazon Marketplace, eBay and Fnac Marketplace among others. The


UKHospitality calls for evidence

UK: UKHospitality is launching a commission to promote the hospitality sector UKHospitality is calling for evidence as it launches a commission in order to promote the hospitality sector. UKHospitality Commission 2030 will identify the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. The report, which it plans to launch in June, will


ALMR and BHA to merge and form UKHospitality

UK: The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers and the British Hospitality Association have voted to merge ands form a single lobbying body for the UK hospitality sector. UKHospitality will be the voice of a sector that generates £130 billion revenue each year, providing an authoritative voice to more than 700


IHM A-Z: What’s next in travel, hospitality and real estate in 2024?

Worldwide: IHM’s editorial team [George Sell, editor-in-chief; Paul Stevens, editor – short-term rentals; and Eloise Hanson [editor – hospitality] provide a glimpse into what to expect for the travel, hospitality and real estate sectors in 2024 in our annual A-Z article.