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YouGov report shows domestic still beating international travel

International Travel & Tourism Report 2021 Not a single industry has been halted by the pandemic more so than travel & tourism. But as the pandemic begins to subside, what does the road back to normality look like? Turbulent conditions are forecast and competition to attract consumers will be fierce ‘ that much is certain. YouGov’s International Travel & Tourism Report 2021 analyses consumer travel preferences and identifies the emerging opportunities that will prove most lucrative for industry players. The study connects data from our syndicated solutions YouGov DestinationIndex and…

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Discover the science of playtime at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel

When was the last time you played, just played, for no particular reason? ‘Play’, the dictionary tells us, is ‘activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation, especially by children’, but play should not be only reserved for the young, especially in 2021. In a world still gripped by the pandemic, even in such a protected bubble as the UAE, I wonder if perhaps play has ever been more important? Take for example the words of Cale D. Magnuson and Lynn Barnett from the Department of Recreation, Sport, and Tourism University of Illinois…

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Industry leaders predict ‘positive outlook’ for hospitality after lockdown

The UK’s hospitality industry will have a “broadly positive future”…. …according to leading industry figures who spoke at the latest installment of Colliers’ ‘Real Estate Restructuring Strategies: Beyond Covid-19’ webinar series. Among the panellists were Peter Stevens, the former UK TMA president and senior advisor at SME Capital; Nicholas Northam, executive vice-president international at Interstate Hotels and Resorts; Ben Godon, head of hospitality and asset management at Colliers; and Ross Kirton, head of UK leisure agency at Colliers. The ‘Life After Lockdown’ webinar specifically examined how hospitality operators can attract…

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