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Pushing the boat out

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  • Pushing the boat out

    Thought by many to be an old fashioned, ‘senior’ holiday option, it might be easy to assume that the cruise market is stuck in the doldrums.
    However, recent figures from the Cruise Lines International Association show that global passenger numbers are experiencing growth across the board, expected to reach 24 million passengers this year, well

    Tow the line

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  • Tow the line

    Despite the best efforts of Top Gear, the caravan sector is enjoying significant growth.
    The number of caravan holidays in England rose by 11% from 92.6m in 2014 to 102.7m last year, according to the Great Britain Tourism Survey.  Ownership is also on the rise: sales and dispatch of new touring caravans, motorhomes and caravan

    Carry on glamping

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  • Carry on glamping

    Amidst the doom and gloom surrounding Brexit, one sector has seen sunshine: domestic tourism.
    The weaker pound has made our shores more attractive for foreign tourists, but a large share of the uplift has been due to Britons choosing to holiday at home rather than abroad. According to recent figures, a record-breaking 7.3 million people

    Home sweet home

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  • Home sweet home

    These are exciting times for the UK Home Market, with many retailers and brands targeting ambitious growth. It is for this reason that it is the subject of our latest white paper which you can download or view from the links at the end of this article.
    John Lewis recently announced its plans to expand

    Let there be light

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  • Let there be light

    Much of the analysis of the demise of BHS has focused on its apparent inevitability: everyone saw it coming and no one could understand how the business had lasted as long as it had. This overlooks the c.£650m the business was turning over when the bottom dropped out. Its sudden exit leaves a not-insignificant supply

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