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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 away...

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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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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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Report on impact of coronavirus on UK manufacturing

Report on impact of coronavirus on UK manufacturing

The UK manufacturing sector has been profoundly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to research by Made and Santander. Among the findings it quotes in the report are that the UK manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index dipped to 32.6, the lowest value since records began almost 30 years ago. The automotive and other transport sectors have...

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How consumer attitudes are changing towards UK holidays and short breaks

How consumer attitudes are changing towards UK holidays and short breaks and how this impacts on leisure vehicles, through the crisis and beyond. The NCC has commissioned a quantitative tracking study, assessing a national representative sample of UK adults to understand how consumer attitudes are changing towards UK holidays and short breaks as a result...

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96% of destinations in the world have introduced travel restrictions

The scale of disruption caused by COVID-19 to global tourism is shown in a comprehensive new report on travel restrictions from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The landmark report, published at a time of unprecedented disruption for the sector, shows that almost all global destinations have imposed restrictions on travel since January 2020, including complete...