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Half of Brits Welcome Hospitality Tech

New research from Oracle Hospitality and Skift suggests that over half (57%) of Brits are interested in using metaverse/VR to explore accommodation virtually before they book. Mainstream hospitality is listening, says the report, with nearly […]

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Hospitality Carbon Calculator Launches

Following the publication in November of the industry’s roadmap to net zero, the Zero Carbon Forum has launched the Hospitality and Brewing Carbon Calculator and Toolkit developed in collaboration with UKHospitality, BBPA, and powered by […]

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Outdoor Weddings Legalised

Outdoor weddings at licensed venues in England and Wales have been legalised permanently. Having  been introduced as a temporary measure during the pandemic, a government consultation found that 96% of respondents backed making the change […]

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Tipi in a Tap Room

Bowness Bay Brewing in Kendal has installed a giant Nordic tipi inside a redundant bottling plant to create a new venue space. Owners Richard and Kim Husbands saw the potential for a private hire venue […]

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Rewilding at Luxury Wedding Venue

Over 2,000 trees have been planted at exclusive events venue Kinkell Byre near St Andrews on the east coast of Scotland. Using £27,150 from the Scottish government’s Nature Restoration Fund, approximately 100 acres of former […]

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Defra Launches new Funds for Nature Recovery

Defra has announced plans for two new Environmental Land Management (ELM) schemes aimed at restoring natural habitats on up to 300,000ha of land. The Local Nature Recovery (LNR) scheme, is billed as a more ambitious […]

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Marquees Allowed Permanently

Local hospitality businesses no longer need planning permission to put up marquees on their land as measures originally introduced during the pandemic are made permanent following public consultation. The government’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing […]

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Herefordshire Venue Most Popular in UK

Bredenbury Court Barns in the West Midlands has been named as “Most Popular UK Wedding Venue 2021” by hitched.com after ramping up many five star reviews. The venue, which features a restored 1920s orangery, on […]

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Wedding Marquee Plans at Edinburgh Zoo

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has unveiled plans for a new 447m sq wedding marquee, complete with catering facilities and toilets. It is hoped that hosting events will help increase revenue for RZSS […]

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Marquees for Hospitality Could Stay

The government is reviewing the current relaxation on rules for marquees outside pubs and restaurants brought in under the Covid measures. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has begun a consultation on whether […]

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Event Company Plans Venue

Flintshire events equipment company Tents and Events has entered farm-based wedding venue plans. The proposal is for a marquee on land at Clawdd Offa Farm in Penyffordd. A representative for the company said: “This business […]

Bespoke Pods plan for Theme Park
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Bespoke Pods for Theme Park

Planning permission has been given for 20 bespoke pods to be built in a woodland area of the 100 acre Twinlakes theme park on the outskirts of Melton. RIBA Chartered HSSP Architects have been commissioned […]