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The latest consumer sentiment tracker from Visit Britain – caravanning to be popular

The latest consumer sentiment tracker from Visit Britain – caravanning to be popular

Visit Britain (with VisitEngland, VisitScotland and VisitWales) has released the latest COVID19 Consumer tracker research – Wave 25 covers the fieldwork period from 8- 12 February. Among the changes in this week’s research are that: The proportion who consider ‘the worst has passed’ has significantly increased for the second consecutive wave to 29%. Accordingly, there...

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ONS survey of public perceptions of coronavirus for early February

ONS survey of public perceptions of coronavirus for early February

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) weekly survey of public perceptions of coronavirus seems to be starting to reflect the roll-out of the vaccine, with the proportion of adults who felt that it will take more than a year for life to return to normal falling slightly this week (down from 29% to 27%). There...

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ONS reports on the impact of COVID on travel and tourism

ONS reports on the impact of COVID on travel and tourism

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published a report on the impact of COVID on the tourism industry that brings together a range of data over different time periods. The main findings of the report are: Accommodation and travel agency businesses saw the sharpest decline in turnover during the first national lockdown, falling to...

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The latest consumer sentiment tracker from Visit Britain

The latest consumer sentiment tracker from Visit Britain

Visit Britain today (19 November) released the latest COVID19 Consumer tracker research – Wave 19 covering the fieldwork period from 9 -13 November. Among the notable findings are: Confidence in taking UK overnight trip in the near-term (Nov/Dec/Jan confident) and over the longer term has dropped. In terms of destination, there has been a shift...

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ONS compendium on coronavirus research

ONS compendium on coronavirus research

The ONS (Office for National Statistics) has produced a useful compendium of the research that they have undertaken on the impacts of coronavirus on a variety of subjects from employment to infection levels. The compendium, which covers the period from March to October 2020, includes research on: Levels of infection and preventative measures Deaths Natural...

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Deloitte reports reopening of hospitality improves UK consumer confidence

Deloitte reports reopening of hospitality improves UK consumer confidence

Deloitte’s Consumer Tracker research shows opening of hospitality improves UK consumer confidence in Q3, but concerns remain for pandemic ‘second wave’. Deloitte research sees UK consumer confidence climb one percentage point in Q3, to -16% Restaurants see highest quarterly climb in leisure sector net spending, boosted by Eat Out to Help Out scheme Education and...

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Northern Ireland Tourism and the impact of coronavirus on the economy

Northern Ireland Tourism and the impact of coronavirus on the economy

The Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance has published a report on the impact of Coronavirus on the economy in Northern Ireland and the actions that need to be undertaken to protect the 40,000 jobs at risk. The report argues that the crisis facing the tourism industry as a result of Covid-19 cannot be underestimated. Tourism in...

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Camping and caravanning still tops accommodation list

Camping and caravanning still tops accommodation list

Consumer tracker report from VisitBritain (Week 14) The latest UK COVID-19 Consumer Tracker Report, also available on VisitBritain.org, for Week 14, based on fieldwork from 31 August – 4 September (please note this wave took place before the ‘rule of six’ announcement). The tracker will run fortnightly until February 2021. Some highlights from the report:...

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DCMS Coronavirus Impact Business Survey – Wave 2

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is undertaking a second wave of their Coronavirus Impact Survey. This is to better understand the effect of the Coronavirus outbreak on organisations in its sectors – including tourism – and what needs to be done to support businesses. The survey should take around 10-20 minutes and the...

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Dr Hilary Jones says staycations are the key to rebuilding mental health

Dr Hilary Jones says staycations are the key to rebuilding mental health

TV doctor urges Brits not to rush to foreign climes as staycations are the secret to happiness after lockdown Study by Willerby reveals regular short breaks are better for our mental health than longer holidays Brits value family holidays more than trips with friends or alone, as ‘intergenerational connections’ help us to relax As holiday...

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