VisitEngland Launches New Pink Book

VisitEngland has launched an updated Pink Book, an overview of the legal obligations for English accommodation providers.VisitEngland Pink Book launched

Now in its 10th edition, ‘The Pink Book: Legislation for tourist accommodation’ provides guidance for running an accommodation business – from food hygiene and health and safety to obtaining entertainment and alcohol licences.

The latest edition includes new information on Package Travel Regulations (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (2018) as well as a chapter on Legionnaire’s Disease prevention. And new to the Pink Book is guidance on the use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) on business premises.

Tourism Minister Michael Ellis said: “Our successful tourism industry creates benefits that are felt in local communities across the country. Tourism is good for jobs, good for business and good for economic growth.

“The Pink Book is a great resource to help our accommodation providers maintain their superb service for visitors at home and abroad, helping us to make a visit to England a truly memorable experience.”

The Pink Book is the only guide to legislation specifically aimed at all accommodation providers in England, including small business owners. It is priced at £9.99 plus postage and can be ordered online at or by contacting

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