Saturday, November 27, 2021

Tag: UKInbound

UKinbound provides qualified response to introduction of mandatory Covid testing

Airport testing UKinbound UK tourism
UKinbound, the only trade body that focusses solely on inbound tourism which represents the UK’s third largest service export earner, has been lukewarm in its response to the government announcement that all international arrivals will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to departure in order to enter the UK.

Tour operators set to make large scale redundancies without government action, warns UKinbound

Tour operators set for redundancies unless government act warn UKinbound
According to a survey undertaken by tourism trade association UKinbound, 88 percent of tour operators and destination management companies (DMCs), who are responsible for bringing in and looking after over half of all international visitors to the UK, are set to make large scale redundancies as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, unless the Government provides more financial support.

London calling: Merlin leads capital’s tourism campaign

SOS London Merlin Entertainments
Merlin Entertainments has led tourism bodies such as UKHospitality, Tourism Alliance, ETOA and UKinbound in launching SOS London, a campaign aimed at urging the government to support tourism and hospitality in the UK capital

Sunak gets his goodie bag out but gimmicks may not hide the devil in the detail

Rishi Sunak
He may be the golden boy of politics, but Rishi Sunak still knows how to play a trick or two with a nimble sleight of hand.

UKinbound warns that £23bn tourism industry is on a cliff edge

UKinbound tourism economic recovery
Tourism trade association UKinbound has put a new perspective on the need for state aid, by issuing a stark warning that the country risks damaging and prolonging its economic recovery if the inbound tourism industry, worth nearly £23bn to the UK economy in 2018, does not receive long term financial support alongside domestic and outbound tourism recovery plans.

Tourist sector fears heighten over threat posed by post-Brexit immigration plans

tourists interest fear brexit immigration plans
When five trade bodies contact the paper on the same day and suggest that ‘this might be of interest’, the code is, normally, it is of interest. That’s..

UKinbound ups tourist sector’s commitment to disabled visitors

UKinbound disabled disability visitors access
Tourism trade chiefs claim a new deal between UKInbound and charity Revitalise signals the next step in Britain’s commitment to disability access.

UKinbound reports sustainability for both environment and business

UKinbound environment business
UKinbound has reported that UK businesses are making significant headway in reducing their impact on the environment, wit 81 percent of tourism..

UKinbound welcomes tourism Sector Deal

The Prime Minister’s announcement of a first UK tourism sector deal has been met with praise by leading trade association UKinbound.   The new deal comes with the nation forecast to welcome an additional nine million visitors per year by 2025. James Aitken, chair of leading trade association, UKinbound welcomed the news: “We are really pleased that a Sector Deal has been secured...

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

brexit, ukinbound,
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  

apd tourism
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

skegness tourism
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...