45 tourism businesses and individuals from luxury hotels to camper vans, from sports events to cultural festivals, from chefs to shop owners, are in the running for awards to be announced at a ceremony later this year.
The awards aim to celebrate and recognise excellence in the region’s hospitality and tourism sectors.
Outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com is celebrating its best summer trading so far, with bookings and sales up 55% based on bookings made during the school holidays. Advance bookings have also increased significantly, with the company seeing a record 180% rise year-on-year.
Pitchup.com’s Managing Director, Dan Yates said: “It’s been the best year ever …
The global hospitality company Hakkasan Group has announced it will be partnering with KAJA Group and Alila Hotel and Resorts to open two new venues at The Cliff at Alila Villas Uluwatu. The destination resort will host the world’s first OMNIA Dayclub and luxury Japanese restaurant Sake No Hana in Bali.
The weakening of the pound after Brexit has led to an increase in tourist spending in the UK, with overseas visitors declaring 7% more in tax free shopping in July this year compared to the same time last year, according to retail analysts Global Blue.
Global Blue’s managing director for UK and Ireland, …