Monthly Archives: February 2016

Restaurant abolishes “charity style” tipping

Bjorn van der Horst and Omar Romero plan to pay a flat salary they open Kojawan in London’s Edgware later this year. By banning the addition of tips to bills paid by card Horst & Romero intend to bring back … Continue reading

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Mumbai imposes “no-selfie” zones

Since 2014, worldwide, there have been 49 known fatalities of people in pursuit of the perfect self-portrait, 19 of them in India. The police in Mumbai has brought in a ban on selfies in 16 zones across the city after … Continue reading

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New shipping routes through the Arctic?

New data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggest that January of 2016 was, for the globe, a truly extraordinary month. Coming off the hottest year ever recorded (2015), January saw the greatest departure from average of … Continue reading

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Discretionary spend squeezed in London

The Resolution Foundation reports that household incomes are, on average, 2.9% higher than before the financial crash in 2008.  Greater discretionary spend available for expenditure on travel and tourism? No. When the costs of housing are factored in living standards … Continue reading

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Significant changes in current UK Outbound bookings

I blogged recently about the challenge of resilience for businesses in tourism. “Business as Usual” is going to get a lot more difficult for tourism – our world is hotting up ABTA has reported that bookings to safe destinations are … Continue reading

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