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Outbound UK travel forecast for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend

Ahead of the UK’s four day bank holiday weekend taking place over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations (Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June), Mabrian has conducted an analysis of how this is impacting outbound UK travel to Europe’s top destinations. The data points towards UK international travellers wanting to take advantage of the special four […]

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UK will lose its top spot in the European duty free market as spend is forecast to fall 70% by 2025, says GlobalData

UK duty free spend is forecast to plummet by 70% between 2019 and 2025 owing to new rules introduced in January 2021 which only enable alcohol and tobacco to be purchased duty free. Germany and France will overtake the UK’s number one position to become Europe’s biggest duty free markets, by 2025. The UK’s share […]

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Wyndham Adds 12 resorts in Europe through Collaboration with CLC World Resorts & Hotels

Strategic partnership with one of Europe’s largest independent resort operators further cements Wyndham’s presence in leisure destinations in Spain, Canary Islands, Turkey, UK and Austria. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries, and CLC World Resorts & Hotels -one of Europe’s largest independent resort […]

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WTTC responds to the latest announcement from the UK government

Virginia Messina, WTTC Senior Vice President and Acting CEO, said: “The entire UK Travel & Tourism sector, the many thousands of British travellers already in France, and those with future plans, will be breathing a sigh of relief now that returning fully jabbed Brits won’t need to quarantine, and that the confusing and disruptive amber […]

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Lack of inbound travel continues to hamper UK economic revival while flights to amber list countries take off

The UK’s economic revival is being hampered by the lack of inbound travel while flights to amber list countries take off, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The warning comes from the global tourism body, which represents the global private Travel & Tourism sector. New data collected by travel and analytics firm and […]

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Family Holiday Report names resorts where Britons can cut costs but reveals that prices can vary by up to 132% across Eurozone

As schools break up for the summer, the annual Post Office Travel Money Family Holiday Report (www.postoffice.co.uk/familyholidays) reveals that over half of families are planning a trip abroad and 35 per cent of these will jet off on a European beach holiday, despite Covid-19 travel regulations in the UK and abroad. For those planning trips, […]

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UK risks missing out on multi-billion-pound economic boost unless the green list is extended on June 7th

-New CEBR research reveals that business and leisure passengers through Heathrow alone account for over £16 billion spent across the UK. -US travellers provide the biggest boost, accounting for £3.74bn, or nearly a quarter of total spend, demonstrating the importance of restoring vital transatlantic routes. -Research reveals prize to the UK as total visitor expenditure […]

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Over half a million UK Travel & Tourism jobs could be lost if significant international travel remains off limits this summer

Up to half a million jobs could be lost in the UK Travel & Tourism sector if the government fails to significantly reopen international travel as soon as possible, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) warned. The warning comes as EU Ambassadors meet today to agree on removing restrictions in June, for those who […]

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GlobalData: UK domestic tourism set for bumper summer

With travellers hesitant towards international travel, demand for domestic holidays in the UK looks set to be unleashed. The roadmap for lockdown easing is progressing at speed and UK-based domestic operators are set to benefit, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Gus Gardner, Associate Travel and Tourism Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “After months […]

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Thomas Cook Relaunches as Online Travel Company 

Thomas Cook returns following acquisition by Fosun Tourism Group Thomas Cook will relaunch as an online-only travel business following the acquisition of one of the best-known names in travel by international leisure company Fosun Tourism Group. The new ‘Covid-ready’ travel company will initially sell holidays to destinations on the Government’s safe travel corridor list. Licensed […]

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