Inspiring Learning grows its outdoor education portfolio

Leading education and adventure provider invests in new outdoor centre With a track record of over 35 years in outdoor education and adventure, Inspiring Learning’s purpose is to enhance the lives of young people through experiences that inspire. Since 1980, over 1 million children have attended their day camps and this year, over 165,000 young […]

Brexit White Paper points of interest

Last week ​UK Government​ published​ the long-awaited Brexit White paper Below are some of notes of interest from our colleagues at Tourism Alliance that are of interest to the tourism industry. It’s great to see that BETA’s lobbying efforts have resulted in a dedicated students and young people section (85 & 86) and that our suggestion of at […]

Undressing the Tudors

New costume demonstration launches at Queens House, Greenwich Step back in time at the Queens House, Greenwich and get a glimpse into the clothing worn by the Tudors and Stuarts’ in the latest addition for groups at Royal Museums Greenwich. ‘Undressing the Tudors and Stuarts’ is an interactive demonstration, talking through the significance of clothing […]

MPs and Peers announce Inquiry for international students

MPs and Peers announce first-ever Inquiry into building a sustainable future for international students in the UK The APPG for International Students has announced a new Inquiry into the opportunities and challenges in building a sustainable future for international students in the UK. There are over 500,000 international students in primary, secondary and tertiary education, […]

Astor Hostels opens first hostel outside London

Astor Hostels opens the doors to its first hostel outside London; Astor York is open! Astor Hostels, the independent hostel group that has been accommodating travelers since 1974 has recently opened a new hostel in the beautiful and historic city of York. The group have transformed a hotel into a backpackers Paradise with amazing facilities, […]

Kingswood £1m investment in Grosvenor Hall

Kingswood showcases their £1m investment in Grosvenor Hall adventure centre in Ashford, Kent It’s taken a year to get there, but on 12th April 2018 Kingswood were able to reveal the results of their hard work at an open day and ribbon cutting ceremony with the Mayor of Ashford Borough, Councillor Winston Michael. Guests from local […]

Hostelworld welcomed Apple CEO Tim Cook

Hostelworld HQ in Dublin welcomed a very exciting visitor earlier this month when Apple CEO, Tim Cook, took time out of his trip to Ireland to spend time with the iOS development team. He spent about 40 minutes chatting to the team about the hostel business and the Hostelworld app.  They demo’d some new features […]

View from The Shard wins Best Attraction

The View from the Shard were delighted to be crowned the Best Attraction for Groups in London The View from The Shard won ‘Best Attraction for groups in London’ at recent Group Travel Awards The award was voted for by readers of GTO magazine. Competition was fierce, other attractions in the category included Buckingham Palace, […]

University wins travel award for 11th year in a row

University of Kent wins ‘Best University Accommodation for Groups’ award for the eleventh consecutive year! The University of Kent is delighted to announce that they have been named by Group Travel Organiser as the‘Best University Accommodation for Groups’ winning the 2018 award for the eleventh consecutive year!  Matt Johnson, the popular TV presenter and broadcaster, […]