Monday, September 21, 2020

Tag: Bourne Leisure

Industry left out in the cold with no direct representation on Visitor Economy Working Group

no Amusement or Gambling representation Tourism Working Group
Britain’s amusements, gaming and gambling industries are all dressed up with nowhere to go. The DCMS has launched a working party to determine a roadmap for how tourism is going to drive our economy forward. But bodies such as Bacta and other key industry associations have, oddly, been left out. A simple error or an error of judgement?

Warner, Haven and Butlin’s remain closed till May

Bourne Leisure Butlin's Haven
Bourne Leisure, the parent company of Warner Leisure Hotels, Haven and Butlin’s, has confirmed its venues will remain closed until 14 May, one month later than originally planned.

Holiday park popularity keeps Bourne Leisure’s revenue above £1bn

Bourne Leisure Financials
It’s a pretty impressive showing at Britain’s most prominent holiday park group. Bourne Leisure have topped the billion pound mark, made £153 million profit and...

Bourne Leisure hits £1bn in turnover as King slams the government

Bourne Leisure
Slowly but surely, Bourne Leisure has grown into a business with over £1bn in turnover. But while the company’s 2017 financial results are strong, managing director Dermot King thinks the location of operation - the Great British seaside - has been let down by government. Bourne Leisure achieved a group turnover of just over £1bn in 2017, an increase of...

Butlin’s boss calls for school holidays VAT cut test

Coinslot - Butlin's VAT school holiday bourne
Dermot King has once again issued calls for a reduction in leisure VAT, suggesting that impeding school holidays would be ripe for experimentation.   The boss of Butlin’s-owner Bourne Leisure has called on the government to test the effect of a cut in VAT on the tourism industry by implementing it during school holidays. Dermot King, who is also chairman of the...

BHA upset by tourism VAT cut snub in Autumn Statement

Coinslot BHA Tourism
The British Hospitality Association has described last week’s Autumn Statement as a “missed opportunity” for British tourism. It was upset that chancellor Philip Hammond made no move to reduce VAT on attractions, accommodation and restaurants in his first fiscal announcement since the UK’s referendum on EU membership. Along with BALPPA, Bourne Leisure and Merlin Entertainments, the association has lobbied hard for...