The Global Travel Commission has released a series of recommendations designed to restart the tourism sector, including a possible bilateral pre-departure testing system.
The system will address fixed costs and be equivalent to the business rates liabilities of each business, capped at up to £8 million per site, and subject to certain conditions.
Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has confirmed arriving passengers will have the option to take a test after five days of self-isolation, with a negative result releasing them from the need to quarantine.
Government plans to introduce a test and release system for travellers arriving in England have been broadly welcomed by the trade – but there are calls to go further.
Visitors from Israel, Jerusalem, Namibia, Rwanda, Uruguay and the US Virgin Islands can also now enter England, Wales and Northern Ireland without quarantine.
Cambridge has become the most attractive UK city for hotel investment in 2021, according to new research from Deloitte, followed by Oxford and Edinburgh.
New research suggests the current 14-day quarantine policy employed by the UK government for international arrivals, which involves no test, is less effective than previously considered.
New data from the Office for National Statistics has revealed overseas travellers made just 398,000 trips to the UK in the second quarter of the year - down 96 per cent on the same period in 2019.
Travellers from Denmark are to be barred from entry to the UK over fears of a new strain of Covid-19. The country is currently witnessing an outbreak which has spread from mink to humans.
Passengers arriving in the UK from Germany and Sweden will need to self-isolate for two weeks before then following domestic rules after changes in government Covid-19 restrictions.
Travellers arriving from Cyprus and the Baltic state of Lithuania will have to isolate for 14-days on arrival in the UK from 04:00 on Sunday morning following the latest update to quarantine restrictions.
In the bleakest outlook since benchmarking began in the 1970s, the consultancy forecasts hotel occupancy rates in 2021 will stand at 55 per cent across the UK.