Month: May 2014

Dubai International Airport retains status as world number one

Dubai International Airport retains status as world number one

Dubai International Airport saw more than six million passengers pass through in April, maintaining its status as the world’s busiest airport Summary 6.1 million passengers pass through Dubai International Airport in April Passenger numbers climb 13.7% compared to same month in 2013 Total visitor numbers in first four months of 2014 total 24.5m, up from… Read more »

HSBC names Southampton and Manchester as buy-to-let hotspots

Highest gross rental yields in the UK seen in Southampton and Manchester according to new research of the buy-to-let market Southampton and Manchester recorded the highest gross rental yields in the country, according to new analysis from HSBC. The south coast city benefitted from its geographical location as both a holiday destination and university city,… Read more »

Fastest UK broadband speeds reach Manchester and Liverpool

A broadband provider offering the fastest internet speeds in the UK is rolling out its service to Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool Manchester and Liverpool are among a set of northern cities that will benefit from the latest roll-out of broadband services from Hyperoptic. Gigabit full-fibre broadband services will soon be available in the cities following… Read more »

Dubai tops the list for hotels and shopping experience

Dubai tops the list for hotels and shopping experience

Dubai has been named top global destination for shopping and hotels, according to a survey from travel website TripAdvisor Summary Dubai ranked first globally for hotels and shopping experience TripAdvisor survey reveals popularity of Emirate among tourists Dubai Mall visited by 75m people in 2013 while 11m people checked in at hotels Dubai is the… Read more »

New student report showcases investment opportunities

Savills’ latest report into the state of the student market has shown that £5bn has been invested in the last two years, while 2014 could top £2.5bn Student property is set to provide a number of opportunities in 2014, according to the latest report from Savills, with Scotland listed as a key market. Demand has… Read more »

High rate of Bristol sales showcases demand in city

One Bristol estate agent sold £1.5m of property in one day, as housing demand outstrips supply in the city, providing many investment opportunities The Bristol property market is currently booming as low supply in the city is failing to meet the demand for accommodation. An estate agent in the city recently sold £1.5m worth of… Read more »

Bristol universities plan new facilities worth £500m

Bristol’s universities are planning to invest £500m between them into new facilities, set to boost the economy and job creation in the city Bristol’s two main institutions are set to invest £500m in new infrastructure and facilities, boosting the economy and student lifestyle in the process. A report into the Russell Group of elite universities… Read more »