Exciting Changes Afoot for a Popular Hospitality Resource

A favourite for accommodation providers, VisitEngland's NEW Pink Book Online is coming soon!
VisitEngland’s NEW Pink Book Online is coming soon!

Accommodation Know How has been around for years and is commonly called ‘The Pink Book’ – due, no doubt, to it’s easy-to-spot pink cover. Produced by VisitEngland, this handy little title has been helping England’s accommodation providers determine what they can and can’t do in the running of their businesses by providing valuable legislative guidance.

Now, change is afoot! VisitEngland is making some improvements to an already excellent publication. The Accommodation Know How website will close at the end of June 2014 and will be replaced by the Pink Book Online. Access to VisitEngland’s new industry website will be FREE (!) and is due to launch during the summer of 2014. Regular visitors to Accommodationknowhow.co.uk will be redirected to the new Pink Book Online once it is live.

If you prefer your legislative guidance in hard copy (perhaps not a bad idea if you need to refer to it during an emergency and can’t get online) then the Pink Book Online will also be available in a printed copy. Hospitality businesses that participate in the VisitEngland Quality Assessment Scheme will receive a hard copy free and all others can purchase a print copy from VisitEngland for £9.99 plus £1.50 postage.

We’re looking forward to seeing VisitEngland’s latest incarnation of The Pink Book because it is a seminal title for English accommodation providers large and small. Make sure you obtain your hard copy and bookmark the online version when it becomes available this summer.


Author: Institute of Hospitality

Established in 1938, the Institute is the international professional membership body for managers and aspiring managers who work or study in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. We help more than 10,000 hospitality professionals in 100 countries grow their knowledge, professional profile and expertise offering a wide range of high quality membership services such as targeted and regular industry networking events, hospitality qualifications and extensive online quality resources such as free management guides, Hospitality magazine, webinars, ebooks and ejournals. To learn more about our many member benefits, view our website or email membership@instituteofhospitality.org