Tag: UKInbound

Confidence up in tourism industry, says UKinbound

Flying in the face of Brexit uncertainty, British tourism association UKinbound claims that the confidence of the country’s tourist operators is actually on the rise - and has been bolstered by a flurry of forward-bookings made during the last weeks of 2018. At its annual convention in Glasgow last week, the trade body unveiled the findings of its November/December 2018...

UKinbound appoints new board of directors

UKinbound has today announced the appointment of its new board of directors. Following an association-wide vote, the 14 positions available have been filled by professionals from across the tourism industry. The new board members will take up their posts at UKinbound’s Annual Convention in Glasgow, which takes place from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th February 2019, and will serve a...

UKinbound supports Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

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UKinbound, the trade association that represents nearly 400 of the UK’s top tourism businesses, has announced its support for the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and urges MPs to get behind the deal. UKinbound chairman Mark McVay commented “The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement provides some reassurance for our members that progress is being made about the shape of our future relationship with the...

UKinbound signs partnership deal with American Society of Travel Agents

UKinbound has signed a new partnership with the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the leading trade association for the US travel industry.   The collaboration will provide UKinbound and its members with additional opportunities to work with US based travel agencies which will help to target and attract more US travellers to visit the UK. As part of the partnership, ASTA...

UKinbound welcomes government APD freeze in budget  

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Following yesterday’s budget announcement, UKinbound has welcomed the chancellor’s decision to freeze air passenger duty (APD) on short and long-haul economy flights.   However, the group are now calling for the impending review on the impact of the duty and VAT on tourism in Northern Ireland to be expanded to the whole of the UK. UKinbound chief executive officer Deirdre Wells OBE...

UKinbound: Tourism industry confidence low despite growing visitor numbers

  UKinbound has released results from its latest Business Barometer members survey, showing that bookings, visitor numbers and revenue yield are on-par or higher than 12 months ago.   Conversely, confidence in future bookings and revenue is the lowest it has been since September 2016. Deirdre Wells OBE, UKinbound CEO, said: “It’s encouraging to hear from members that July and August were positive...

Life begins at 40 for tourism lobby group, UKInbound

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The chief executive of UKInbound, the UK’s inbound tourism lobby group, Deidre Wells, has published a Christmas message, touching on a positive year for the UK industry and looking ahead to its lobbying priorities during what will be UKInbound’s 40th year. I know that for many, today marks the end of an extremely busy few months and the beginning of...