House sharing is shaking up the UK hotel sector

Hotels can learn from disruptors such as Airbnb that have introduced the hospitality industry to the sharing economy and delivered a stark wake-up call


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Brexit and the future of the hospitality industry

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In-room tablets are no longer restricted to luxury hotels – new innovations make going digital a reality for mid-market hotels too


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Hotels can learn from disruptors such as Airbnb that have introduced the hospitality industry to the sharing economy and delivered a stark wake-up call which is revitalising the sector

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Motorists who fail roadside eye checks are losing their licences, but now Vision Express and Aviva have teamed up to take corrective action


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National Eye Health Week brings visibility to eyesight problems

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Developments in retinal implants give hope to those with sight loss

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Urgent need to fund eye disease research

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