Uk Outbound Tourism Market News

India Tourism welcomes Gangadhar to London

India Tourism welcomes Gangadhar to London

India’s ministry of tourism has welcomed the appointment of C Gangadhar as assistant director at the India Tourism Office in London. Assistant director Gangadhar will accede to the role previously filled by R Sunani, who had established a strong working relationship with the UK and Ireland travel and tourism trade.

Voyageurs du Monde takes stake in Original Travel

Voyageurs du Monde takes stake in Original Travel

Voyageurs du Monde has made a significant strategic investment in acquiring a 60 per cent stake in Original Travel, one of the UK’s fastest growing bespoke travel companies. The acquisition follows a 12-month review of the UK market by Voyageurs du Monde, as it sought an investment opportunity to further expand its international operations into key English-speaking markets.

Uzbekistan to introduce visa on arrival for UK visitors in April 2017

Uzbekistan to introduce visa on arrival for UK visitors in April 2017

12th Dec 2016 Tourism News

Uzbekistan is on the verge of a well-justified boost in tourism following the announcement that visa requirements will be relaxed for UK citizens entering the country from April 2017. Rich in history and culture and with numerous mosques, minarets and madrasahs punctuating the skyline, there has never been a better time to explore the treasures of this country.

Egyptian parliamentary group calls for Sharm el-Sheikh flight decision

Egyptian parliamentary group calls for Sharm el-Sheikh flight decision

Following a recent trip to Sharm el-Sheikh, the chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Egypt has urged the British government to take a swift decision on lifting the ban on flights to Sharm el-Sheikh. Gerald Howarth also said, in a recent TV interview, that a representative of the department for transport “felt that the conditions had been met to enable flights to resume”.

UK traveller boom for Tenerife in early 2016

UK traveller boom for Tenerife in early 2016

The latest figures from the Tenerife Tourism Corporation indicate that over 800,000 visitors from the UK travelled to Tenerife between January and May 2016, representing an increase of 20.8 per cent on the previous year.  These statistics are all the more remarkable considering that 2015 saw a total of 1,765,216 visitors from the UK market, which already represented an uplift of 4.8 per cent on the previous year.

Visa: UK households set for travel spend boom

Visa: UK households set for travel spend boom

A new study commissioned by Visa has forecast significant growth in international travel by UK households in the next decade. UK spend on global travel is predicted to reach £63.4 billion in 2025, up 58 per cent on 2015. On average, each UK household is set to spend £9,300 annually by 2025, up from £6,500 in 2015.

Southampton Airport makes TV debut

Southampton Airport makes TV debut

5th Jan 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Southampton Airport’s first ever TV advert has gone live on Sky channels in the south-east region of the UK, aimed at encouraging viewers to book direct and fly local. The 30 second advert will focus on four key travel themes which can be experienced by flying direct from Southampton Airport. These themes include beaches and islands, wine and cuisine, pure air and romantic places.

Red7 launches new brand identity in UK

Red7 launches new brand identity in UK

Based in Brighton, group activity trip experts Red7 has announced a vibrant new brand identity which reflects a new business direction for the company. Red7 will still continue to offer market leading hen and stag parties as they have done for over 30 years, and as part of the rebrand, the group travel specialist will also be the first port of call for any customer needing to organise group travel such as birthday weekends, family breaks, girls’ and guys’ trips away.

UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 under way

UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 under way

22nd Jan 2014 Focus

The British Council and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs have announced the biggest ever programme of UK cultural projects to take place across Russia and an unprecedented showcase of Russian culture in the United Kingdom. The 2014 UK-Russia Year of Culture will celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of both countries.

Cellet Marketing takes on Pure Michigan

Cellet Marketing takes on Pure Michigan

Cellet Marketing & Public Relations has won an exciting new brief to handle the marketing and public relations for Pure Michigan in its ambitious drive to increase international visitors. Following a five-year strategic plan for Michigan’s tourism industry, this appointment marks a fresh push targeting the UK and Irish markets to elevate its status and promote the state as the destination of choice for travellers in search of an authentic American experience.

WTM news: UK emerging from recession

WTM news: UK emerging from recession

An increase in the number of UK holidaymakers taking more than one holiday this year could be a sign that the country’s economic fortunes are improving, reveals a report by World Travel Market. Following the start of the global downturn in 2008, the proportion of UK consumers taking a holiday dropped alarmingly.

Millions of Brits set to flee Olympics

Millions of Brits set to flee Olympics

23rd Jul 2012 Tourism News

As athletes jet into Heathrow for the London 2012 Olympic Games, a new survey has revealed 13 per cent are planning to leave the country in the coming weeks. VoucherCodes.co.uk has seen a 25 per cent increase in people looking for last-minute travel deals over the last few weeks.