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UK drops off top five list of Travel & Tourism markets in 2020

The fall from fifth place in 2019 to eighth position the following year saw it sustain one of the biggest collapses of the ten largest travel and tourism markets The UK has dropped off the top five list of the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Travel and Tourism markets. Gloria Guevara, WTTC’s president and CEO, said: “With positive news from across Europe about the gradual reopening of borders we hope to see many more countries adopt a more risk-based approach. “This will restore mobility safely through rapid testing and…

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Tourism ministers call for public and private sector collaboration

The plea came at the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC’s) annual global summit 2021, held in Cancun. In a global leaders’ dialogue session, leaders discussed how the travel and tourism sector could revive international travel and support global economic recovery. Gloria Guevara, president and CEO at the WTTC, said: “The debate today enabled leading ministers to share their thoughts about how the sector can tackle the pressing issues of how to save jobs, save businesses and save the global  economy by safely reviving international travel. “It was hugely encouraging…

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What impact will Covid have had on global hospitality trends?

There’s no doubt the pandemic will have a long-lasting impact on the industry globally. The dramatic and challenging changes Covid is leaving in its trail is also affecting customer behaviour and expectations. With the future of the sector at large riding on a successful reopening, how can we capitalise on these new expectations and adapt effectively to these emerging global trends? The great outdoors British climes are hardly renowned for their suitability to outdoor lifestyles, but recent demands have encouraged people to embrace the elements, with outdoor dining a lifeline for…

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