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Government reveals plan to drive rapid recovery of tourism sector

11 June 2021 by

A new rail pass and vouchers for popular tourist attractions are at the heart of a plan to return domestic tourism to pre-pandemic levels by 2022 and international tourism by 2023.

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Adam Jackson takes up head chef role at the Bow Room at York's Grays Court hotel

04 June 2021 by

Adam Jackson has started a new role as head chef at the Bow Room at the historic Grays Court hotel within the city walls of York.

Welsh government's Tourism Taskforce calls for reopening of hospitality News

Welsh government's Tourism Taskforce calls for reopening of hospitality

16 April 2021 by

Industry members of the Welsh government’s own Tourism Taskforce have written to the first minister urging[...]

Welsh hospitality to get more reopening clarity on Thursday News

Welsh hospitality to get more reopening clarity on Thursday

29 March 2021 by

Wales’ first minister Mark Drakeford has said he will set out the next steps for reopening[...]

Mayor to invest £6m to get people back into central London News

Mayor to invest £6m to get people back into central London

22 March 2021 by

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that £6m will be invested in directly supporting the[...]

Government announces £56m for high streets and seaside resorts News

Government announces £56m for high streets and seaside resorts

22 March 2021 by

The government has announced that £56m will be invested in a Welcome Back Fund to support[...]

Holyrood votes for 'long overdue' regulation of short-term lets News

Holyrood votes for 'long overdue' regulation of short-term lets

03 February 2021

The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee has voted to push ahead with regulation of short-term lets, such as Airbnb properties, which could ensure a more “level playing field” for hospitality businesses.

Labour warns UK visitor economy faces 'wipeout' after taking £3b hit News

Labour warns UK visitor economy faces 'wipeout' after taking £3b hit

29 December 2020

The hospitality sector faces a winter "wipeout" without further government support after losing billions in the run-up to the festive period, the Labour party has warned.

New £104m Scotland tourism and hospitality package welcomed but outlook remains ‘very bleak’ News

New £104m Scotland tourism and hospitality package welcomed but outlook remains ‘very bleak’

22 December 2020 by

An additional £104m funding package for Scotland’s tourism and hospitality industries has been welcomed, but trade[...]

‘Test to release’ strategy to reduce quarantine period for travellers next month News

‘Test to release’ strategy to reduce quarantine period for travellers next month

24 November 2020 by

Passengers arriving into England from 15 December will be able to finish their quarantine earlier than[...]

Transport secretary hints at international quarantine announcement News

Transport secretary hints at international quarantine announcement

13 November 2020 by

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has said the government is working on reducing the quarantine restrictions on[...]

UKinbound calls for inbound tourism resilience fund News

UKinbound calls for inbound tourism resilience fund

02 November 2020 by

Travel trade association UKinbound has launched a fresh call to save inbound tourism through the creation[...]

Shapps dashes hopes of airport testing but hopes to reduce quarantine News

Shapps dashes hopes of airport testing but hopes to reduce quarantine

07 September 2020

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has dashed hopes of airport testing being introduced in a bid to restart inbound tourism, despite fears quarantine restrictions signal the UK is “closed for business”.

More than 58,000 hospitality jobs at risk in Scotland News

More than 58,000 hospitality jobs at risk in Scotland

04 September 2020

A new report has warned that if the Covid-19 economic downturn is as severe as the financial crash of 2008, more than one in four hospitality businesses in Scotland could go bust, with 58,000 jobs lost.

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