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Isle of Wight News

ISLE OF WIGHT SCORES HIGHLY IN HAPPINESS INDEX

Tourists heading out on their summer Isle of Wight breaks can expected to be greeted by some of the happiest people in Britain, iwcp.co.uk reports. The claim comes after the government revealed its results for the first ever ‘happiness index’, which was recorded shortly after the Coalition came into power. The happiness index involved asking… Read more »

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FORECASTERS: BRITISH SUMMER JUST AROUND THE CORNER

Finally, after two months of torrential rain, southern England can look forward to a belated British summer. Forecasters say that the last few bouts of rain will fall this week, before temperatures eventually start to rise on Saturday July 18th. According to sky.com reporter Isobel Lang, areas of Scotland and Northern England will absorb most… Read more »

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RECORD VISITING FIGURES OWED TO GREAT CAMPAIGN

VisitBritain’s chairman has praised the impact by the tourist board’s GREAT advertising campaign, as inbound passenger figures and visitor spend hit dizzy heights. According the Office for National Statistics, Britain welcomed 12.3 million visitors during the 12 months from May 2011 – a group who duly returned the favour by contributing to a total visitor… Read more »

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UK HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY BUCKING RECESSION TREND

Although many UK sectors appear to be feeling the bite of the recession, businesses making up the UK hospitality industry battled through an economical meltdown to post growth in late 2011. In figures cited by bighospitality.co.uk, the industry managed to post a GDP increase of 0.4 per cent between October – December of last year…. Read more »

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