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by Nicola Donovan, Click. Travel Writer, Booking.com

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Here are five of today’s most interesting reads to keep you in-the-know

1. UK staycations on the rise in 2019

Staycations are steadily on the rise, with deals site Wowcher revealing a 48% increase in customers buying UK city breaks. Bath was crowned the top trend destination for getaways, with Brits also rushing to book a trip to Birmingham. Scotland is another hit, with Glasgow and Edinburgh both securing spots in the top five rising destinations in the UK.

Source: www.traveldailynews.com

2. Tourism figures hit record high in Ireland

Ireland is celebrating a record-breaking year for visitor numbers, with figures from the Central Statistics Office revealing more than 10.6 million travellers visited the country in 2018 – an increase on the last record of 9.93 million arrivals in 2017.

Source: www.irishmirror.ie

3. Hotel lenders more cautious in the short term

According to the sixth annual Hotel Lender Survey, hotel lenders are more cautious in their short-term outlook and believe that asset valuations are at or near peak – with independent and luxury products considered to carry the most financing risk. Despite less optimism in hotel values, more than 70% of those surveyed expect the overall hotel lending volume over the next 12 months to remain consistent with 2018 levels.

Source: www.hotelnewsnow.com

4. Caesars Entertainment announces plans for first non-gaming hotel

Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced plans to open Caesars Republic Scottsdale, its first non-gaming hotel in the US. The casino-entertainment company is launching the hotel as part of its plan to expand the brand and loyalty network through its licensing strategy.

Source: www.prnewswire.com

5. Hilton highlights growth as 100th year nears

Hilton has highlighted its growth in 2018, announcing a fourth consecutive year of record-breaking growth. The chain opened one hotel per day last year, reaching 5,600+ hotels in 113 countries and territories, with 166 million guests welcomed worldwide.

Source: www.newsroom.hilton.com

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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.

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