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British should complain more

'The British don't moan enough,' according to tourism minister, Dr Kim Howells.

Speaking at the opening of Hotelympia 2002 in London's Earls Court, Howells claimed if the British want standards in poor-quality hotels throughout the country to improve then they must learn to be more forthcoming with their criticism. 'We ought to be far more ready to complain than we are,' he said.

Howells said that people's biggest complaint is with budget hotels in seaside resorts and areas like Earls Court, which are bemoaned for being particularly overpriced, but added that in general the public was satisfied with British hotels.

He went on to say that the industry would be helped greatly by a reduction in red tape, an issue that is currently under discussion in Parliament.

'The British don't moan enough,' according to tourism minister, Dr Kim Howells.
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British should complain more

'The British don't moan enough,' according to tourism minister, Dr Kim Howells.

Speaking at the opening of Hotelympia 2002 in London's Earls Court, Howells claimed if the British want standards in poor-quality hotels throughout the country to improve then they must learn to be more forthcoming with their criticism. 'We ought to be far more ready to complain than we are,' he said.

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He went on to say that the industry would be helped greatly by a reduction in red tape, an issue that is currently under discussion in Parliament.

'The British don't moan enough,' according to tourism minister, Dr Kim Howells.
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