The fall from fifth place in 2019 to eighth position in 2020 saw the country sustain one of the biggest collapses of the ten largest tourism markets, the tourism body said.
English Tourism Week is fast approaching with this year’s week dedicated to showing support for tourism businesses and destinations across the sector as they reopen and start to rebuild.
On the Beach has taken the dramatic step of taking all holidays this summer off sale. The company, one of the largest tour operators in the UK, blamed “continuing uncertainty” around international leisure travel.
Gloria Guevara has stepped down as chief executive of the World Travel & Tourism Council. A former tourism secretary of Mexico, she had led the private sector body since 2017.
Robinson, a high-end brand owned by TUI Group, is sharpening its profile for its fiftieth anniversary with the launch of a new brand identity.
The company reported an adjusted loss of €1.3 billion for the first half of the year, down further from losses of €795 million seen in the same period last year.
CWT has appointed Courtney Mattson to the role of acting chief financial officer. She will also become a member of the executive leadership team.
A new survey of members, found that resolving the rent debt issue is critical to ensuring the future health of a sector that pre-pandemic accounted for ten per cent of UK employment.
Luxury small group tour specialist Cox & Kings has launched its small group tours 2022-23 preview brochure early, on the back of consumer demand.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office has updated its travel advice for a number of destinations, potentially clearing the way for the restart of travel.
The International Air Transport Association has called on governments to ensure that high costs for Covid-19 testing do not put travel out of reach for individuals and families.
The UNWTO has sought to served as the sector’s global voice as the tourism ministers of the G20 nations met to devise a way forward for an inclusive, resilient and sustainable recovery.