Introduction to tourism VisitBritain

The travel trade acts as an intermediary between visitors and tourism products. The travel trade has multiple purchasing power. One tour operator can make …

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COVID-19 VisitBritain

(7 days ago) The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused global disruption to the travel industry with all travel currently at a stand still. Please find below our response to COVID-19 including how we have been supporting the UK tourism industry, see the the latest news, advice and support available to businesses from the UK Government and our work for recovery planning.

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2021 tourism forecast VisitBritain

(Just Now) You can find more detail here. Our latest central scenario for inbound tourism in 2021 is for 7.4 million visits, a further 33% decline on 2020 and 18% of the 2019 level; and £5.3 billion to be spent by inbound tourists, a decline of 14% on 2020 and 19% of the 2019 level. This is a downgrade from the previous forecast, run in May.

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Structure of tourism in Britain VisitBritain

(4 days ago) Impacts ease of travel to Britain through visas and border controls. Parent department for UK Visas and Immigration. Also responsible for other matters affecting tourism including licensing. Department for Transport. Impacts ease of access to Britain through aviation and shipping policies, and the UK domestic transport system (road and rail).

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JATA Online Travel Mart VisitBritain

(2 days ago) JATA Online Travel Mart is a virtual event organised by the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) that aims to demonstrate the presence of the Japanese outbound travel industry to the governmental bodies in charge of easing the border restrictions and create opportunities for the restart of outbound travel. The event is composed of three online events – a forum, a seminar and business

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The value of tourism in England VisitBritain

(Just Now) The value of tourism in England. Generating £100.8 billion a year. Employing over 2 million people. Supporting thousands of businesses. Making up over 80% of the UK's total visitor economy, England's tourism sector is vibrant and vital. Tourism works hand in hand with a wide range of sectors across England, including farming, transport, retail

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Visiting friends & relatives VisitBritain

(5 days ago) Visiting friends and relations (VFR) is a very resilient segment of the inbound visitor economy over recent years, with those travelling to the UK to see friends and relatives participating in many activities more traditionally associated with holiday visitors.

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VisitBritain launches new global campaign to boost inbound

(2 days ago) The campaign has been developed based on VisitBritain’s global research into people’s motivations, passions and inspiration for travel including adventure, fun, relaxation, discovery, culture, food and drink and the unexpected. The campaign uses these motivators to create tailored content for target audiences, which is then shared on

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VisitBritain inbound tourism forecast for 2021 predicts

(6 days ago) With the announcement of our 'Test to Release' international travel scheme, the backing of the Global Travel Taskforce report, and the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, we are committed to bringing the inbound tourism sector back to full strength. Let there be no doubt about this Government's support for tourism." VisitBritain Director Patricia Yates said:

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Industry groups & bodies VisitBritain

(1 days ago) British Educational Travel Association (BETA) Umbrella body representing producers and suppliers of youth, student and educational travel related products. British Guild of Tourist Guides The Guild is the national membership organisation for Blue badge guides across the UK. British Institute of Innkeeping

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Inbound tourism trends by market VisitBritain

(1 days ago) Tourism trends by market. Use our interactive charts below for UK data on visits, nights, and spend, as well as filter by age, gender, journey purpose (e.g. holiday, business), season, mode of transport, length of stay and whether package/independent travel.

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VisitBritain launches new campaigns with Expedia across

(3 days ago) The bespoke content platform would also allow for other partners, including airline partners, destination management organisations and travel suppliers to provide detailed local information about places that are not so well known by international visitors.

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VisitBritain launches social media campaign to highlight

(8 days ago) Almost 60% of Japanese respondents keen to travel had not yet booked or decided where to go, giving VisitBritain an opportunity to influence decision-making, destination-choice and bookings. The top activities Japanese respondents were keen to do on their next international leisure trip included visiting history and heritage sites and cultural

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Destination management resources VisitBritain

(1 days ago) The guidance document gives destinations and travel trade organisations advice and examples for meeting the needs of coach tour groups and operators. The evening and night-time economy Night-time is a relatively untapped area of the visitor economy.

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2021 Q1 inbound data VisitBritain

(9 days ago) The travel and tourism statistics published by The Office for National Statistics (ONS) are based on the results of the International Passenger Survey (IPS), but the running of the survey has been impacted because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. During Q1 2021 (January to March 2021), the IPS survey was operational at UK airports only.

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Contact your tourist board VisitBritain

(5 days ago) Contact your tourist board. We promote Britain internationally, develop England's tourism product and work in partnership with the UK national tourist boards. If you are a Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish or London-based business, please contact the appropriate tourist board from the list below for information on domestic marketing, as well as

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New accessible tourism market research VisitBritain

(7 days ago) Researchers, Kantar TNS, conducted 6,171 face-to-face interviews with a representative sample of the GB population between Feb-March 2018. Key findings reveal that that £116.7 million would be generated per year if each person with an impairment took a domestic holiday.

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Who we are & what we do VisitBritain

(Just Now) Travel Trade . Understanding the travel trade ; Making the most of missions, exhibitions & events ; Familiarising the trade with your product ; Event highlights ; Funds . COVID-19 Destination Management Resilience Scheme ; Escape the Everyday DMO Marketing Fund 2020/21

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Inbound tourism performance in Britain VisitBritain

(4 days ago) Looking for detailed inbound visitor statistics? You can explore a wealth of data, covering inbound tourism trends, visits to nations, regions, counties and towns in Britain, as well as find out popular activities undertaken by visitors in Britain.

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ExploreGB Virtual 2022 VisitBritain

(1 days ago) ExploreGB is VisitBritain's global flagship event that since 2014 has brought together global hand-picked buyers and the best of the UK leisure travel trade.. Especially designed for UK travel trade suppliers interested in international development opportunities, this virtual event is free of charge to attend and will allow you to engage with over 350 international key buyers specifically

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Developing world-class English tourism product VisitBritain

(1 days ago) STA Travel’s England airpasses, self-drive itineraries, day tours and music festival packages showcased England’s best experiences, whilst encouraging younger visitors to see more of what the nation has to offer. Regions and businesses working together

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ITB Berlin 2022 VisitBritain

(4 days ago) VisitBritain presence at ITB Berlin 2022, the world's largest travel trade event, aims to provide to all co-exhibitors an efficient platform to engage with trade buyers, media and consumer audiences. If you have consolidated experience in international travel trade engagement this is a great opportunity for you to deliver successful business

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Sweden VisitBritain

(3 days ago) Sweden COVID-19 Travel Sentiment (PDF, 456KB, Published October 2021) Find out where visitors from Sweden to the UK reside in their own country (Excel, 176KB, Published 2016) states_of_residence_2014-2019_for_web.xlsx

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Switzerland VisitBritain

(8 days ago) The leisure & travel trade According to the Swiss national travel agents’ association (SRV), the top ten tour operators in Switzerland probably account for 70% of the total market The larger operators research their main programme between April and June , while smaller operators work to a slightly later timetable, researching between July and

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Finland VisitBritain

(4 days ago) 6. Airports with direct routes in Britain. 14. Virtually all visits from Finland to Britain are made by plane. In 2019, there were 90 direct flight departures from Finland to Britain a week, with a total seat capacity of 17,148 a week. 6 airports in Finland serve 14 British airports.

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August highest month ever for overseas visitor spending in

(3 days ago) More than 60 travel trade and industry suppliers from across the UK including hotels and retailers, visitor attractions, tour operators and local destinations will be doing business with 75 buyers from 13 cities across China, promoting the latest tourism products and services.

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Australia VisitBritain

(6 days ago) The Australian travel market is dominated by only a couple of vertically integrated companies, but consortia of independent travel agencies have gained in importance in the last few years; Australian consumers continue to display a high usage of bricks and mortar retail agencies for purchasing long-haul travel

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Hong Kong VisitBritain

(6 days ago) The family is the most important part of life; this cultural value of togetherness impacts on travel behaviour; Visitors from Hong Kong are more likely than average to use a credit card while in Britain; Some travellers may prefer modern accomodation options to traditional, or quintessially British ones

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Our COVID-19 international marketing response featured as

(9 days ago) We are delighted that our new initiative to bring a little bit of Britain to international visitors facing coronavirus travel bans has been featured in a new article by Skift, a US-based travel trade media outlet, which rounded up the best current tourism campaigns in the world.

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City Breaks post COVID-19 VisitBritain

(4 days ago) City Breaks post COVID-19. VisitEngland carried out some research in March 2021 to understand how it would be possible to drive increased consideration of domestic city breaks in England this summer, and beyond, during the Covid recovery phase. The research was qualitative, carried out by agency Kubi Kalloo and consisted of an online bulletin

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Building product development and distribution capability

(1 days ago) In 2016/17 we worked actively with industry, the travel trade and partners to develop new bookable tourism products. We brought new bookable products, including tours and itineraries, to market, to enable visitors to experience more of what the nations and regions of Britain have to offer.

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Taiwan VisitBritain

(3 days ago) 1. Airports with direct routes in Britain. 1. Since 2010 average seat capacity has increased by 124%. The airline that serves the Taiwan to Britain route is China Airlines by Taipei to London Gatwick. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a 47% reduction in direct seat capacity from Taiwan to the UK in 2020.

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UK businesses registered ‘We’re Good To Go’ get global

(Just Now) VisitBritain has today announced that tourism businesses in the UK registered to the ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard scheme can now be automatically issued with the international ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

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Denmark VisitBritain

(4 days ago) The Danish travel market is mature – the Danes are well-travelled and able to book their travel online; The market is dominated by a few big tour operators selling their products via travel agents throughout the country, as well as a number of smaller specialist operators and large/medium-sized coach operators; Important Britain packages include London flight, accommodation and theatre

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England’s domestic tourism performance VisitBritain

(2 days ago) In contrast, domestic travel for both business and holiday purposes remained resilient, with trip volumes in line with the previous year. Specifically within domestic holidays, the number of longer trips (4+ nights) increased by 5% year on year, representing the best year on …

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Opportunities, Campaigns & Resources VisitBritain

(2 days ago) Inspiring the world to visit and explore Britain Working with Government and a vast range of partners, our aim is to grow England's domestic tourism, boost Britain’s image overseas, increase the aspiration to travel here, and turn that aspiration into bookings. We encourage visitors to explore the whole of Britain, adding value to the UK tourism industry and the UK economy. Read about the

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VisitBritain announces partnership to promote regional

(9 days ago) VisitBritain has announced a partnership with Birmingham and the surrounding areas to promote more of England’s regions to overseas visitors. The three-year partnership is a joint initiative with Birmingham Airport, the West Midlands Growth Company, Shakespeare’s England and Marketing Peak District & …

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Understand health & safety VisitBritain/VisitEngland

(1 days ago) Understand your responsibilities and how to run a safe business. Managing health and safety effectively is important not only for the safety of you and your guests, but also to reduce your liability in event of an accident. This subject is a legal requirement for all types of accommodation providers, even if you do not employ any staff.

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England's Inclusive Tourism Action Group VisitEngland

(4 days ago) England’s Inclusive Tourism Action Group (EITAG) This group was set up following VisitEngland’s Unlocking the Purple Pound conference and Think Tank event in 2015. It comprises a range of leading accessible tourism stakeholders who share the vision for England to provide world-class accessible tourism experiences that every person with

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2020 inbound data VisitBritain

(6 days ago) Visits: The UK received 11.1 million inbound visits in 2020, a 73% decline from the visit levels seen in 2019. The majority (63%) of the visits to the UK were in Q1, before any worldwide travel restrictions were put in place. Understandably visits for all quarters in 2020 were down compared to the 2019 results, though the decline in Q3 was milder than in Q2 and Q4 (down 80%).

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South Africa VisitBritain

(9 days ago) In 2019, the highest share of departing seats came from the Johannesburg to London Heathrow route, with a 71% share. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a 66% reduction in direct seat capacity from South Africa to the UK in 2020. The current reduced rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for South Africa is £78.

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How the Awards for Excellence work VisitEngland

(4 days ago) How it works. We know every minute is precious for tourism businesses, so we’ve made applying to your local tourism awards quick and easy. Alex Hare. Complete an application for your local competition using the online portal. All you have to do is answer four* key questions and provide links to your online presence and customer reviews.

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Czech Republic VisitBritain

(1 days ago) In 2019, 4 airports in the Czech Republic served 17 British airports. The Prague to London route is the most travelled. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic led to a 66% reduction in seat capacity from the Czech Republic to the UK in 2020. The current rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Czech Republic is £13.

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VisitEngland announces winners of attractions accolades

(1 days ago) They provide visitors with amazing experiences and create reasons to travel the length and breadth of the country, increasing the economic benefits of tourism.” Introduced by VisitEngland in 2014, the accolades are available to members of the Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme. They include the Welcome accolade, Hidden Gem, Best Told Story

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