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.
The travel industry has broadly welcomed a roadmap for the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in the UK, with some companies already reporting a surge in bookings.
UKinbound has released projections that show that the collapse in international visitors could cost the UK economy up to £2.5 billion over the Christmas period.
ETOA and UKInbound will work together to host the first online Britain & Ireland Marketplace next month. The event brings together suppliers with the main product buyers.
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.
UKinbound has announced that the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Manchester has been selected to host its annual convention in February next year.
UKinbound has released its latest business barometer results, indicating that the recent government stimulus, designed to help businesses and the economy, falls short.
Seeking to make up for lost time, prime minister Theresa May has today launched what the government is describing as the first ever tourism sector deal for the UK.