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RSM launches a report on the future of retail

RSM launches a report on the future of retail

While report is focussed on more traditional retailers, RSM (an NCC member) believes that there may be some synergy between this and park businesses. What lies ahead for mid-market retailers?   This week sees the publication of RSM’s report exploring the future of retail. What’s in store? brings together the findings of a survey of...

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Domestic tourism saves the day as UK’s international travel receipts plummet

Domestic tourism saves the day as UK’s international travel receipts plummet

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. The latest research from WTTC shows the recovery has been severely delayed by the lack of spending from international visitors.  WTTC blames strict travel...

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Hospitality industry faces big challenges filling vacancies

Hospitality industry faces big challenges filling vacancies

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has produced a report that highlights the problems faced by businesses in filling vacancies. Unsurprisingly, the report highlights that the hospitality industry is struggling the most to fill vacancies. Some of the key findings from the report are: 30% of hospitality businesses said that vacancies were more difficult to...

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Social impacts of Coronavirus

Social impacts of Coronavirus

The latest wave of the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) survey on the social impacts of COVID has been published. Some of the main findings are: 65% of adults reported travelling to work (fulltime or hybrid) in the past seven days, which is an increase of 8% from last week – so the trend for...

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Wales accommodation survey for 2020: parks sector fares better than most

Wales accommodation survey for 2020: parks sector fares better than most

In 2020, the hotel industry in Wales was severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as was the guesthouses/B&B sector, a Government report says.  The self-catering sector, however, fared much better overall than the serviced sector.  Both static caravans and holiday homes and touring caravans and campsites recovered well once restrictions had ended in July.  Self-contained...

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VB Sentiment Tracker shows people still cautious

VB Sentiment Tracker shows people still cautious

VisitBritain has released the latest wave (38) of its sentiment tracker covering the period from 23 to 27 August 2021. Some of the relevant findings are that: Only 49% if people think that things will return ‘close to normal’ by the beginning of next summer Less than 60% of people think that a domestic holiday...

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Impact of COVID on household spending

Impact of COVID on household spending

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published research on the impact of COVID on household spending in the year to March 2021 (i.e. covering the lockdown periods). The key findings from the research are: Households reduced their spending by an average of £109.10 (19%) a week Higher income households, who tended to spend more...

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New Participation Survey from DCMS

New Participation Survey from DCMS

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced a new Participation Survey that will begin running in October 2021 and will be a main evidence source for DCMS and its sectors by providing statistically representative national estimates of adult engagement with the DCMS sectors. The survey’s main objectives are to: Provide a...

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Latest version of VisitBritain’s sentiment tracker published

Latest version of VisitBritain’s sentiment tracker published

VisitEngland, VisitScotland and Visit Wales have released Wave 37 of the sentiment tracker, which covers the fieldwork period from 9-13 August 2021. The latest report shows growing confidence in the ability to take a trip in the UK in September or October, but only a small proportion of respondents expect a return to normality by...

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