New research by leading travel trade association UKinbound suggests that the resurgence of the UK’s inbound tourism industry is being led by couples and empty nesters, adults whose children have left home, from international markets, but supply chain capacity and staffing issues could slow down recovery.
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.
UKinbound has written to the department for transport asking for day two testing for vaccinated international arrivals to be scrapped at the next travel review, due at the end of the month.
Organisations from across the travel industry have welcomed a decision from prime minister, Boris Johnson, to phase out pre-departure tests for arrivals into England.
ABTA has criticised £1 billion in emergency funding for the hospitality sector in the UK, arguing the plight of the travel industry has been ignored.
UKinbound and 67 business leaders from the tourism industry have written to the prime minister, Boris Johnson, to ask for emergency financial support in light of the Omicron travel restrictions.
The travel sector in England has offered a warm welcome to a simplified system of restrictions unveiled by the government, arguing it will begin to rebuild confidence in the sector.
The travel trade has welcomed a number of new additions to the UK green list unveiled by the government, but said much more needs to be done to help the sector.
Boris Johnson has announced that the full reopening of the hospitality sector will be delayed by four weeks, until July 19th. Restrictions will thus remain in place at pubs, restaurants and stadiums.