• UK government to back collective ratings

The UK government is expected to remove its backing for the star-rating system when it publishes its tourism strategy document next month.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport will instead back a collective rankings system, which is seen as more reliable. The star-rating system has been criticised because it takes into account breadth of service, rather than standard.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/hotel-star-system-to-lose-official-backing-2192474.html#

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