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Do we need another hotel rating system?


The UK's tourism authority, Visit Britain, has just abandoned the star rating system, saying it prefers to trust consumer opinion.

The French however are introducing a new "Palace" rating system that aims to further differentiate between hotels around the country.

Rajan Datar asks if this will bring greater clarity, or just confusion to the consumer.

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