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Record number of visitors came to Britain

According to the Office for National Statistics, a record number of visitors came to Britain during the first half of 2014.

More than 16.4 million visits were made between January and June, with overseas visitors spending an estimated £8.9 billion. 63 more words


Funding to expand for East Staffordshire businesses

Businesses in East Staffordshire can apply for funding to help them expand.

East Staffordshire Borough Council is urging companies in the area to apply for a grant from the business development programme run by Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership. 26 more words


British Hospitality Association wants more status for vocational training

The British Hospitality Association has called for hospitality and tourism to be given “greater prominence” by educators.

The call came after figures published by the Office of National Statistics showed that 15% (120,000) of the total 820,000 new jobs created last year were in hospitality and tourism. 206 more words


Shropshire farmer given conditional discharge after worker trapped in machinery

An Ellesmere farmer has been given a conditional discharge after a worker suffered serious arm, head and back injuries while unblocking a grain drying machine at Red Hall Farm in Hordley. 172 more words


Day trippers spend £3 billion in Wales

Figures published by the Welsh Government show that day trippers spent over £3 billion in Wales last year.

An online survey by the Great Britain Day Visits Survey 2013, says the 89 million day visitors to tourist attractions in Wales spent £3.061 billion. 22 more words


Prince’s Trust urges employers to tackle skills gap

The Prince’s Trust wants employers to invest in vocational training for unemployed young people  after research found that business is facing a skills gap that could stop economic growth. 117 more words


Facilities for disabled visitors to Britain's tourist attractions must be improved

A survey of 52 of Britain’s 100 most visited tourist attractions by the charity Vitalise found that 63% were not fully wheelchair-accessible.

The survey also shows that staff employed at many attractions are not fully trained in disability awareness. 67 more words