Welcome to the English Retreats
quarterly newsletter. 

For customers and advertisers who like to keep
up to date with our latest statistics, tourism
news and national news for B&Bs and
hotels alike.


~ Statistics for English Retreats ~


- from January 2013 -


Users this month : 19,745
Total hits this month : 204,524
Demographic: Majority of our users are in the 45+ age group

~ For Your Business ~

- Fair Trade Foundation -


Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.


To find out more about catering and beauty products that have the Fairtrade stamp of approval and a list of wholesale suppliers, just visit the Fairtrade Foundation website.

~ More For Your Business ~



As the UK’s number one spa, the Sanctuary treats thousands of women every year both in Covent Garden, London and across the UK in our regional Boutique Spas.


All Sanctuary Spa products enable women to enjoy the effective results of a weekly spa visit.

Whether you're looking to take time for yourself, or to treat someone special to an indulgent gift, visit our Online Product Shop to browse our products and buy online now.




~ UK Tourism ~

World Travel and
Tourism Council

"Travel & Tourism still robust despite uncertain global economic picture"


Growth in the global Travel & Tourism industry in 2012 is broadly inline with expectations set at the beginning of the year. In an update of forecasts made at the beginning of the year, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) predicts growth for the Travel & Tourism globally of 2.7%, only slightly downgraded from the 2.8% that was expected for the industry at the beginning of the year.


For the latest update on Travel Tourism Trends and Economic impact, read the November update here.



November Update



For information on the Visit Britain National Tourism Agency Plan for 2012-2013 you can read more by clicking on the link below.



Visit Britain Business Plan



~ In the News ~


B&B review: Glandwr,
Tresaith, Ceredigion, Wales


A five-star rating is a lot to live up to, and this Welsh B&B doesn't quite deliver according to Sally Shalam, but the cakes are delicious.

Read her full article in the Guardian by clicking on the link below.



Guardian Article