UKH states ‘disappointment’ over Welsh Covid passports

UKHospitality has stated its disappointment at the Welsh Government’s decision to introduce Covid-19 passports for nightclubs and events. Due to become effective from 11 October, the new regulations will see over-18s need an NHS Covid Pass to enter nightclubs, indoor events of over 500 people, outdoor non-seated events of more than 4,000 people, and any […]

WTTC welcomes easing of inbound travel restrictions in UK

Julia Simpson, President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), said: “The Travel & Tourism sector has been rocked by the pandemic losing 62m jobs globally. We are pleased to see the back of an illogical traffic light system that caused confusion and distress for travellers. This move to ease restrictions and […]

Pulse Report: Recovery Continues For The Hotel Industry Globally

The latest edition of the Pulse Report, which tracks data for August 2021, shows that confidence in travel is starting to return across most regions, with pick-up, web traffic, and pace showing significant increases over the last few months. Pick Up It seems that recovery is underway for hotels in APAC at last with an […]

Law firm to take government to court over hotel quarantine

Law firm PGMBM are taking the government to court over the UK’s quarantine hotel policy, according to the BBC.  The government had previously refused a request by the firm for a judicial review into the policy. It’s reported that if the claim is successful, the government would be forced to refund the fees to all […]

How business travel may never be the same again

Sylvia Burbery is delighted that she no longer spends most of her life travelling for work. “I am grateful that the pandemic has forced us to step back and look at ways of working we took for granted,” said the regional president for emerging markets at Mars petcare brand Royal Canin. “I am very happy […]

WTTC responds to the latest recommendations from the EU

Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO said: “Protecting public health must remain the priority and WTTC strongly supports safety protocols to stop the spread of COVID-19. However, the EU’s recommendation to reimpose restrictions on U.S. travellers is a step backwards and will only slow down the recovery of the sector.” “With high vaccination levels in […]

A travel boom is looming. But is the industry ready?

As the pandemic recedes, a new era of travel seems to be around the corner. A large population all over the world has been vaccinated and caseloads have seen a reduction – factors all too well pointing towards a possible surge in travel. Having been bound within their homes for months now, travelers are looking […]

Travellers lack confidence on overseas travel

A new report found that caution impinged on plans for the year ahead, not just the summer, making an autumn bounce-back unlikely. As of May, only 42% of UK adults were seriously considering an overseas short break or holiday in the next 12 months, a 43% drop on normal times and a 33% fall on […]

Uncertainty around variants impacting business travel recovery

The business travel industry continues to report an overall willingness and optimism about the return to business travel. However, the rise of the Delta variant and other variants has become a cause for uncertainty and increased concern over the past month. This is according to the latest poll from The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) […]