What’s in the news 30 April?


‘We’re still feeling a bit like the fun police’

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser’s Ed Bedington spoke with Phil Thorley of Thorley Taverns to discuss the most recent on-trade news - including the latest on vaccine passports.

What's in the news 12 February?

The MA’s Review of the Week

‘Forget’ overseas tourists this summer

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington speaks with City Pub Group chairman Clive Watson to reflect on some of the week's biggest headlines.

Visitor hot spots: Pub operators Shepherd Neame, St Austell Brewery and Camerons Brewery were among those praised

Pubcos listed among top tourist attraction providers

By Stuart Stone

VisitEngland has recognised a number of pub operators among 2019’s top tourist attraction providers – joining Liverpool and Manchester United football clubs, Bletchley Park and Durham Castle on its annual list.

TripAdvisor launches new features


TripAdvisor launches new features

By James Evison

TripAdvisor has updated its homepage with a 'things to do' widget, including attractions such as restaurants and pubs.

The campaign wants to reduce the rate of VAT for all catering services provided by restaurants, pubs, cafes and canteens to 5%

Government dashes hopes for tourism VAT cut

By John Harrington

The Government has “no plans” to introduce a VAT cut for the tourism sector, according to Treasury minister David Gauke, who also said reducing VAT to 5% for catering services could cost the Exchequer between £9bn and £10bn per year.

Offer 2012 deals, urges VisitEngland

Offer 2012 deals, urges VisitEngland

Pubs are being urged to support a campaign aimed at boosting domestic tourism this year by offering deals themed around the Olympics with at least 20.12% off.

£27m fund awarded to attract tourism

£27m fund awarded to attract tourism

By Gurjit Degun

Tourism Alliance chair Brigid Simmonds has welcomed a £27m fund to attract an extra 4.6m visitors to Britain over the next four years.