• Issue 1071

Sharing economy review

 

The UK government is aiming to put the UK at the centre of the sharing economy. An independent review will be conducted by Debbie Wosskow, chief executive of Love Home Swap, reports the Telegraph.

 

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Parity ruling challenged

 

Online agent Skyscanner has successfully appealed a decision on rate parity from the UK’s Office of Fair Trading. The OFT, now renamed the Competition & Markets Authority, has been told to rethink its ruling, reports the Daily Mail.

 

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Nigerian addition for Four Points

 

Starwood has signed a new Four Points hotel for Nigeria. The Sheraton Ikot Ekpene will have 146 rooms and is scheduled to open in 2015. 

 

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India eases visas

 

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has promised to make it easier for tourists to enter the country. Visas on arrival, plus simpler visas for those of Indian origin will be issued, reports Bloomberg.

 

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