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Industry boosted by Easter holiday break

Industry boosted by Easter holiday break

20 April 2011 Tourism News

British travel insiders are rubbing their hands with glee ahead of the Easter holidays, with sunny weather across the UK boosting expectations for domestic operators. Overseas trips are also expecting a boom; with many savvy travellers realising that by booking three days leave they could have an eleven day break from work.

Five years for UK market recovery

Five years for UK market recovery

26 August 2010 Tourism News

A combination of economic factors is likely to prevent the UK tourism sector from recovering for at least five years, according to a new report from Mintel. Higher fuel prices, pushing up the cost of flights, and a rise in VAT scheduled for January 2011 will both hit demand, says the British Lifestyles 2010 report.

Home Office reveals new UK passport

Home Office reveals new UK passport

25 August 2010 Tourism News

The Home Office has redesigned British passports in an attempt to cut fraud. To be issued from October this year, the pages of the new passport will depict well-known UK scenes and include a host of new security features.

Cameron seeks to refocus UK tourism

12 August 2010 Tourism News

Prime minister David Cameron has sought to refocus the British tourism offering, arguing the country should concentrate on selling its cultural heritage. Commentators have seen the speech as a decisive attempt to break with the Cool Britannia branding employed by former Labour prime minister Tony Blair.

UK outbound falls at fastest rate on record

UK outbound falls at fastest rate on record

13 July 2010 Tourism News

The UK’s outbound market fell at the fastest rate on record last year as businesses slashed budgets by a quarter whilst leisure travellers opted to holiday at home, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics.

Bodrum cheaper than Brighton for Britons

Bodrum cheaper than Brighton for Britons

29 June 2010 Tourism News

The global downturn sparked the rise of the so-called staycation but Britons could now be better off holidaying in places like Bulgaria and Bodrum than Brighton due to the high cost of UK accommodation and the weakness of the Euro.

Travel Trends Revealed

Travel Trends Revealed

22 June 2010 Press Release Organisations & Operators

When it comes to holidays, Brits are a scrupulous nation of Organised Explorers - booking at least three months before departure and often purchasing flight and hotel packages, according to a new study.

Study warns of slow recovery of UK outbound

Study warns of slow recovery of UK outbound

16 June 2010 Tourism News

The UK’s outbound tourism industry is not expected to resume growth until 2012, with package holidays leading the recovery due to their value-for-money and protection they provide customers, according to a new study.

BAA warns of tough 2010

BAA warns of tough 2010

11 January 2010 Airline News

BAA has warned that it was facing a tough 2010 with Heathrow the only one of its six airports to register a rise in traffic. Its Scottish airports were badly hit by the collapse of Flyglobespan, as well as by adverse recent weather.