UK Travel & Tourism
WTTC | June 2, 2022
Total number of UK Travel & Tourism jobs has risen 49% since the Golden Jubilee 20 years ago London, UK: According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) visitors from overseas are pouring into the UK to join the celebrations marking Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. As the UK gears up to celebrate, new data from WTTC’s partner ForwardKeys shows the number of arriving tourists from key overseas markets and leading Commonwealth countries, such as Singapore, Australia and Canada are all up this week compared to last week by 19%, 6% and 2% respectively. Indeed, the UK Travel & Tourism sector has gone from str...
UK’s Travel & Tourism Sector Poised to Hit £192 Billion This Year if Government Keeps Borders Open, Says WTTC
WTTC | February 11, 2022
London, UK - February 11, 2022 - New data from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) shows the UK’s Travel & Tourism sector is recovering, with the country’s GDP predicted to rise to £192 billion, just 19% below pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2022. The global tourism body forecasts a healthy recovery for the UK Travel & Tourism sector if travel restrictions and unnecessary testing protocols remain off limits for the rest of the year. According to the latest research, it could also mean a net gain in jobs for the sector, with a rise of 1.7% on pre pandemic levels, resulting in some 4.3 million people being empl...
UK Economy Suffered £7billion Losses as Travel & Tourism Hit by Government Omicron Restrictions, Says WTTC
WTTC | February 8, 2022
London, UK - February 8, 2022 - Ineffective travel restrictions imposed by the UK Government to combat Omicron caused an estimated £7bn loss to the UK economy last year, due to a massive drop in contributions from the country’s embattled Travel & Tourism sector, according to WTTC. The attack on Travel & Tourism at the end of last year until January 2022 proved ineffective at halting Omicron and devastating for the sector. The new figures come from research carried out by the World Travel & Tourism Council, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, and has been at the forefront in leading the privat...
WTTC | November 15, 2021
London, UK – November 15, 2021 – Up to 180,000 jobs could be lost across the UK Travel & Tourism sector this year, if travel restrictions are reimposed this winter, according to alarming new data from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC, which represents the global private Travel & Tourism sector, made the warning after an analysis which showed the impact caused by a further tightening of borders. The figures were revealed today by Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO, during the 2021 Tourism Alliance Conference, a major event where industry leaders will discuss how to rebuild the UK Travel & Tourism s...
WTTC | October 14, 2021
London, UK – October 14, 2021 – The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) says the UK’s Travel & Tourism sector’s year on year recovery may only claw back a third, whilst international travel spending continues to plummet. Latest research from WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism sector, shows the recovery has been severely delayed by the lack of spending from international visitors. WTTC blames strict travel restrictions, such as the destructive ‘traffic light’ system, for wreaking havoc on the sector. Now, despite its highly successful vaccine rollout, the UK is set to record further losses in i...
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