Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Tag: VisitBritain

Staycations will give Britain a £5billion boost as coastal resorts seek to extend their traditional season

Staycation boost coastal resorts seek season extension
The rehabilitation of domestic tourism may rest on an ability to extend the season beyond August which will mean attracting a new demographic.

Hopes still high for a 2021 staycation boost

Staycation hopes VisitBritain
A growth in consumer confidence on the back of the ongoing vaccine roll-out has provided fresh hope for the UK hospitality industry, with a recent VisitBritain study revealing 54 percent of respondents are considering a trip this summer.

Has the government reverted to type and scuppered additional bank holiday proposal?

October bank holiday
A hospitality industry proposal that originally emanated from Bacta to introduce an October half term bank holiday has been rejected by government due to..

Government considering October bank holiday for tourism boost

october bank holiday proposals
The government is actively considering proposals, officially lodged by VisitBritain and fashioned out of an idea from the seaside amusements sector, to introduce a new bank holiday in October, in order to recoup part of the estimated £37bn loss faced by the UK tourism industry this year.

Bacta’s call for October bank holiday gains traction

John White Bacta extra Bank Holiday
It started out as a point for consideration in Bacta’s presentation to government on the plan to get the UK amusement machine sector back to work. Now, the concept of an extra bank holiday in post lockdown Britain is seriously under consideration by 10 Downing Street.

VisitBritain chief brands Blackpool not “pretty” enough to promote

Blackpool tourist chiefs were fuming at VisitBritain after one of their officials claimed the seaside resort was not being “pretty” enough.   Sabine Kalkmann, who represents VisitBritain and VisitEngland in Germany, made the remarks in an email to ex-Blackpool businessman Julian Allitt asking why more was not being done to promote the north’s coastal resorts. "Blackpool does not have the reputation to...

Bacta backs Brighton as host city for VisitBritain’s global tourism event

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With VisitBritain announcing that it will hold its the largest every global tourism trade event in one of the UK’s amusements hotspots, Brighton, Bacta chief exec John White has give his backing to the event.   Bacta chief executive, John White, has highlighted the significance of VisitBritain’s decision to host its largest ever global tourism trade event in Brighton, the city...

November breaks inbound records for tourism

Coinslot Blackpool Tourism
Inbound tourism in Britain hit record numbers in the final months of 2016. The somewhat confusing picture of British inbound tourism continues to take shape this month, with the weight of evidence seemingly now on the common sense side of the equation. According to the latest monitor from the British Hospitality Association (BHA), November was a record breaking month, with arrivals...

Conflicting reports paint uncertain inbound picture

Coinslot, VisitBritain, BHA, UK tourism, Sally Balcombe, Ufi Ibrahim,
The story of Britain’s inbound tourism industry is a confused one, with different bodies indicating conflicting trends for the leisure industry in 2017. The recently launched British Hospitality Association’s (BHA) Industry Tourism Monitor, which last month reported a decline in people visiting the UK, once again seems to show a downward trend for the sector. It claims that the number...