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In the polls this week

In the polls this week

Pollster YouGov has undertaken research into attitudes towards various aspects of leaving lockdown: Not easy to return to normality: Overall, the general population are split, but lean slightly more towards saying they will find it hard (49%) rather than easy (42%) to adjust when the pandemic eventually comes to an end. There is a split...

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Significant impact of coronavirus on tourism shown by ONS study

Significant impact of coronavirus on tourism shown by ONS study

The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 13 April show the severe impact that coronavirus is still having on the UK tourism industry, compared with other sectors of the economy. The figures show that, in comparison to February 2020 (the last full month of ‘normal’ operating conditions):...

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VisitBritain Sentiment Tracker – mixed results in wave 27

VisitBritain Sentiment Tracker – mixed results in wave 27

VisitBritain has published wave 27 of their Consumer Sentiment Tracker which covers fieldwork conducted between 22-26 March. Confidence and overnight trip intent are marginally down, as is the proportion expecting normality to return to their lives by the end of the year (50%). There is a higher proportion of spring trip intenders saying they have...

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Scots views on tourism – the March 2021 Wave of the Scottish Tourism Index

Scots views on tourism – the March 2021 Wave of the Scottish Tourism Index

The results from the latest wave of the Scottish Tourism Index – the barometer of Scots residents’ views, attitudes and behaviours around holidays and tourism during the COVID pandemic has been released by Tourism Scotland.  56 Degree Insight interviewed over 500 Scots in mid March and the results have just been released.   Whilst there...

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ONS’s social impact monitoring shows upward trend

ONS’s social impact monitoring shows upward trend

There’s some good news from the latest round of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) social impact monitoring. The proportion of adults that felt that life will return to normal within six months increased by almost 50%, up from 22% to 32%, responding over the period 24 to 28 February 2021, based on adults in...

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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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