Monday, December 6, 2021

Tag: Staycations

Consumer spending grew 15.4 per cent in August driven by socialising, shopping and staycations, but analysts warn beware of inflation

consumer spending Barclaycard data
New data from Barclaycard, which sees nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions, reveals how the end of summer has given the economy..

Felixstowe Ferris wheel proposal faces council objections

Felixstowe observation wheel plans
Plans for a new observation wheel offering picturesque aerial views of the Suffolk coast have hit a stumbling block after Felixstowe Town Council objected to the new attraction’s proposed location.

Spend at pubs and bars up by over 30 percent in July compared to 2019

Pubs and bars spend up 30 percent in July
Entertainment saw growth for the first time since the pandemic began, with pubs, bars and clubs experiencing a strong month, as a quarter of Brits admit to dipping into savings to make the most of post-lockdown life.

Supply chain disruption affecting every corner of the industry

haulage supply chain problems
A perfect storm of Brexit teething problems and a quickly reawakening economy is causing bottlenecks in the supply chains of almost every sector that relies on logistics and physical product - from pints, to paper, to pub gaming machines. Coinslot looks at three announcements this week, all unrelated, but all very much connected to the a troubling question: are delays and price hikes an inevitability?

Finishing 2020 with a bang: Skegness hopes to pull off successful winter season

Skegness winter season
Opinion is united in Skegness that the resort must - and shall - stay on its top form year-round, as the Bank Holiday marks the end of a truncated summer season - and possibly the start of a new one?

International holidays slashed as Brits opt for staycations

Staycation Bournemouth beach
Tour operators can’t give trips to Greece and Turkey away, as political, economic and climatic factors keep Brits at home for the summer. The staycation is

Brits spending £13bn on staycations every year

British holidaymakers are spending almost £13bn a year on staycations according to a new study.   The research, conducted on behalf of short team loan provider Wonga, also revealed that 93 percent of the population go on at least one UK break every year. With the study finding that the average budget for staycations is £267.93, it adds up to £12.9bn being...

MPs’ group recommends tourism VAT cut for coastal communities revival

election vat
  The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Visitor Economy has called for a cut in tourism VAT as a primary step towards boosting the staycation trend and lengthening the summer season.   An influential group of MPs has included a cut in tourism VAT in a list of 37 recommendations for the government to help Britain’s coastal communities. In its report, the...

New survey confirms UK is now British public’s favourite destination

Coinslot - Staycation UK
  Only London is more popular than traditional seaside resorts for a long break, according to a new study on the population’s tourism preferences.   A new survey has found that over half the British public now prefers a UK staycation in preference to a holiday overseas. Some 53 percent of the 2,000 people questioned by vehicle hire website said that exploring...

National Coastal Tourism Academy – Researching a coastal tourism revival

While seaside tourism received a boost from Brexit in 2016, the National Coastal Tourism Academy has been developing research on a path to the long term revival of Britain’s coast. Set up in 2013 with the first round of funding from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund, the National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA) has been working on methods to boost tourism...