Last night’s Beautiful South Awards at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, near Southampton, saw TV and radio celebrity Toby Anstis celebrating the cream of the region’s tourism industry.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee announced a new inquiry on the impact of Brexit on the UK Creative and Tourism Industries.
The Great Britain Day Visits Survey (GBDVS) measures the volume, value and trip characteristics of tourism day visits in Britain. The survey was launched in 2011 and uses an online methodology, with weekly interviews and an annual sample of c. 35,000 adults, to provide a detailed understanding of this key market.
There was a powerful line-up at the Tourism Research Briefing at ABTA’s offices in London on the 13 September. Organised by the Tourism Alliance, it was an opportunity for the leading experts at the ONS and Visit England to shine a light on and drill into the detail of the International Passenger Survey, Satellite Accounting and the latest pre and post Brexit vote sentiments and market trends.
Last week Theresa May launched the Government’s new Tourism Action Plan.
The staycation strengthens as a result of the vote to leave the EU results in the slump in the pound making overseas holidays more expensive.
The standard of hotels and B&B accommodation in Britain has improved from being one of the worse in the world to one of the best.
Following the High Court’s decision in favour of the father who took his daughter for a holiday in term time, the Government is planning to change the law to make it even more difficult.
The Government has now launched a consultation on tipping, gratuities, cover and service charges on the basis that the call for evidence showed that there was broad agreement that intervention was required to improve the treatment and transparency of these payments.