Last week we packed our bags, and our mascot (Wooly the Sheep), and traveled north to Cumbria and the 42nd Lakes Hospitality Trade Show. Not only was it great to meet so many of our local customers, but we also managed to meet local MP and leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, Tim Farron who opened the show from our very own stand:  Tim said: “The hospitality sector is a central part of our area’s economy, supporting

We understand that it’s difficult to rely on direct bookings, rather than the travel websites. So we wanted to find out if there are more ways that you can promote booking with you directly instead? We asked B&B, hotel and guest house owners, what they do get more direct bookings, and here’s what they told us: It’s all about your website Make sure your online booking is clear on your website. Also if guests book through

With the first stirrings of spring, the inhabitants of Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, embark on a serious celebration of the changing seasons. The party atmosphere builds from the 1st March, with strings of deafening firecrackers being let off every afternoon outside the city hall in a ceremony presided over by the Fallera Mayor. Then for 5 days from the 15th, the atmosphere builds, with music, parades and more fireworks until a fiery finale on

In honour of pancake day, where we are finally allowed to eat our body weight in pancakes, I thought I’d put together a list of my top 10 twists on the traditional pancake:  1. Go green with these pancakes made with spinach Try them for yourself here.  2. Try something different with these rolled-up pancakes made with cottage cheese Check out the recipe here.  3. Why not have savoury pancakes with a meaty topping for

With the high season nearly upon us, we decided to talk to some of our customers to find out what they do to stand out against the competition and to learn all about their story and pick up some useful hints and tips along the way. Firstly, we speak to Trisha Gibb from Lang House, who explains why they think quirky proprieties are the forward and about their plans to expand her business and buy