Uk Tourism Industry News
Jubilee celebrations draw international visitors to the UK
With exciting events planned across the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June, award-winning travel trade association UKinbound, whose 300 plus UK members service international visitors holidaying in the UK, shares its views on the upcoming festivities.
UK’s tourism sector to create 700,000 jobs over next decade
A new report from the World Travel & Tourism Council’s predicts the UK’s tourism sector will create nearly 700,000 new jobs over the next decade.
Strong bounce anticipated for UK inbound tourism
Latest figures released by UKinbound, the trade association for UK inbound tourism, indicate a strong recovery for UK tourism arrivals in 2022, although still significantly below pre-pandemic levels.
WTTC blames UK government for £7bn Omicron loss
Ineffective travel restrictions imposed by the UK government to combat Omicron caused an estimated £7 billion loss to the UK economy last year, the body argues.
Arora Group acquires Luton Hoo Hotel
Approximately 50 minutes’ drive from central London and a few minutes’ drive from the M1 motorway, the estate is set in over 1,000 acres of parkland, woods and lakes.
Breaking Travel News investigates: Why now is the time for the industry to invest in upskilling
Fi Morrison-Arnthal, founder of the recently launched Progressive Travel Training, here tells Breaking Travel News why now is the time for the travel industry to invest in upskilling as Covid-19 fades into the past
Progressive Travel Training launches in UK
Those working in the travel industry are gaining a new way to develop their careers, thanks to the launch of Progressive Travel Training. Paid courses start from as little as £30, making them affordable to all.
Flynn takes on global leadership role with Finn Partners
Debbie Flynn joined the firm from the Brighter Group, which she founded, led, and expanded into one of the most successful and respected travel PR boutiques in the UK.
MMGY companies Grifco and Ophir to merge
PR agencies MMGY Grifco and MMGY Ophir are to merge. The agencies, which were both founded by industry leader Claire Griffin, will combine to run as MMGY Grifco in London.
UK tourism sector urges government to scrap quarantine plans
A group of leading travel companies have written to the home secretary, Priti Patel, urging an immediate withdrawal of government plans to impose a mandatory 14-day quarantine on anyone arriving in the UK.
Jobs losses expected as Shearings enters administration
Specialist Leisure Group has gone into administration with thousands of job losses and cancelled bookings expected. The company owns the coach companies Shearings and National Holidays.
UKHospitality urges government to speed up loan approvals
UKHospitality has revealed the results of the first comprehensive survey of the hospitality sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. The results have highlighted flaws in the level of support provided to businesses during the crisis.