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Experience Kissimmee welcomes back UK travellersExperience Kissimmee welcomes back UK travellers

Seven nights' from andpound;669pp with Ocean Florida
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PwC UK Hotels Forecast 2021-2022 - An emerging recovery

After the most volatile trading period since benchmarking began, the PwC Hotels Forecast 2021-2022 reveals the green shoots of recovery as demand returns. Though performance is not expected to return to pre-pandemic levels by Q4 2022, there are finally encouraging signs for hoteliers.
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Jet2 puts 2023 summer programme on sale earlyJet2 puts 2023 summer programme on sale early

Flights, holidays from six UK airports on sale
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Call for UK to impose 'Plan B' Covid curbs nowCall for UK to impose 'Plan B' Covid curbs now

Health association boss warns of 'winter crisis' for NHS
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UK hotel trading ‘unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels by end of 2022’

Trading at UK hotels is not expected to return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2022 despite encouraging signs for hoteliers.
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77% of travelers want to travel in the next year, with Europe reigning as top destination, according to new traveler research commissioned by Amadeus

The survey of 9,074 consumers across France, Germany, India, Spain, Russia, Singapore, the UAE, the UK, and the US shows the appetite to travel is high. At the same time, it reveals that greater clarity on restrictions and guidelines will be key to unlocking increased traveler confidence. Over a third (35%) of travelers said the current international guidelines around where and how to travel are confusing, making them less likely to book business and/or leisure travel.
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, US, Uae, France Germany India Spain Russia Singapore

#AbuDhabi's Mubadala Capital leads Huboo Fulfilment's $82mln funding round | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mubadala Capital, an asset management subsidiary of Abu Dhabi's sovereign investor Mubadala led a Series B funding round in Huboo Fulfilment, the UK-based logistics start-up, closing at $82 million in investments.This investment will help drive Huboo’s expansion plans across continental Europe, Mubadala said on Twitter on Monday.Huboo said in a statement it plans to roll out their first Spanish fulfilment centre in Madrid having already opened its first mainland European base in Eindhoven, The N...
Tags: Travel, UK, Abu Dhabi, Madrid, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala, Mubadala Capital, Huboo, Europe Mubadala, Stride Ada Ventures Hearst Ventures Episode

New airline ITA has officially taken over for Alitalia - see the full history of Italy's troubled flag carrier

ITA Airways Chairman Alfredo Altavilla poses with rendering of new livery ITA Press Office/Handout via REUTERS Government-owned Alitalia ceased operations on October 15, marking the end of its 74-year era. Alitalia has been replaced by ITA Airways, a brand new airline that will not be responsible for the old carrier's debt. ITA plans to buy 28 Airbus jets, create a new aircraft livery, and launch a new loyalty program. Alitalia has officially ceased operations and handed the baton to n...
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US to lift restrictions for fully vaccinated international travelers on 8 November

Early last year, the US banned visitors from more than 30 countries, including China, the UK and most of the EUThe US will lift restrictions for international travelers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 on 8 November, a White House official said on Friday, allowing people from dozens of countries to reunite with their families and take leisure trips to the US for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz said international air an...
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InteleTravel UK opens Valencia ConferenceInteleTravel UK opens Valencia Conference

InteleTravel UK announce impressive sales figures at Spanish conference
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UK Travel & Tourism sector may only recover by a third this year

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.
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IATA calls for simplified testing to spur UK airline recoveryIATA calls for simplified testing to spur UK airline recovery

Expensive PCR testing must end says Walsh
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One Day in Bristol: How to Plan a Great Bristol Itinerary

How to spend one day in Bristol? Whether you’re having a day trip to Bristol from London or plan to visit the city together with Bath and the Cotswolds, find out the best things to do in Bristol in a day. I only spent 24 hours in Bristol, and I wish I had more time to further explore this vibrant city. Actually, Bristol was an unexpected surprise and there’s so much to see and do that one day is way too short. Like neighboring Bath, it’s worth spending two days in Bristol, although many pe...
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EU says it will recognise NHS Covid pass ‘soon’

Constant Covid testing when travelling from the UK to countries such as the Netherlands should soon be a thing of the pastTrips to Europe over October half-term could become easier for British travellers after Brussels said a technical tie-up with the EU ensuring the NHS Covid pass is recognised across over 40 countries would be “going live soon”.In some European countries, such as the Netherlands, tourists from the UK have faced constant Covid tests as the NHS app proving full vaccination statu...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, NHS, Netherlands, European Commission, Brussels, Europe Holidays, Netherlands Holidays, NHS COVID

Launch of world’s first fully net zero carbon hotel

room2, the hometel brand, announces that it will open the world’s first whole life net zero carbon hotel in Chiswick, West London, in December. Expected to be 89% more energy efficient than the typical UK hotel per sqm, room2 Chiswick has been built with pioneering technologies to achieve net zero throughout both the design and construction stages and throughout its whole life, which, in a hotel industry first, includes both embodied and operational emissions.
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UK holidaymakers can skip Covid test for PortugalUK holidaymakers can skip Covid test for Portugal

NHS Covid vaccination certificate now recognised
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Scenic to host UK agents on luxury Red Sea sailingScenic to host UK agents on luxury Red Sea sailing

New cruise destination Saudi set to take off in coming years
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#Dubai's DP World, UK's CDC to invest up to $1.7 bln in Africa | Reuters

Dubai's DP World, UK's CDC to invest up to $1.7 bln in Africa | Reuters Dubai ports giant DP World and Britain's development finance agency CDC Group on Tuesday said they planned to jointly invest up to $1.72 billion in logistics infrastructure in Africa over the next several years, starting with modernising three ports.The investments will initially focus on expanding ports operated by DP World in Egypt's Ain Sokhna, Senegal's Dakar and Berbera in Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland, CDC...
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Travelodge launches Travelodge Business™

Last week, Travelodge, the UK’s first budget hotel chain which operates over 590 hotels across the UK, Ireland and Spain announces the launch of Travelodge Business™. This bespoke one-stop service has been created to help businesses restart their business travel programme post-pandemic, by supporting their accommodation needs and giving them substantial cash savings.
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Henderson Park to Acquire Significant Portfolio of Hilton 12 Hotels Across The UK and Ireland

Henderson Park, the European real estate investment platform, has exchanged contracts on the acquisition of a portfolio of 12 predominantly freehold Hilton branded hotels across the UK and Ireland, strategically located in key cities including London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin. The transaction is expected to close later this year.
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HVS Monday Musings: Hospitality Hiring: is the Pendulum Swinging Back? | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

Hiring activity in the hospitality industry in certain countries has shifted 180-degrees in the last year. While businesses used layoffs, furloughs, and pay cutbacks to stay afloat during the pandemic last year, they are now finding it difficult to rehire employees and fill vacancies as travel demand begins to recover. For the past few months, the growing labor shortage in the hospitality business in the US, the UK, some European countries, and cities such as Dubai has been making headlin...
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Thailand hails UK red list removalThailand hails UK red list removal

Quarantine free holidays for UK travellers
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Rising costs, staffing shortages and multi-speed recovery play havoc with the UK hotel sector | By Russell Kett

A lively Q&A session, moderated by HVS chairman Russell Kett, addressed factors likely to hamper recovery progress. ‘The challenge around financial forecasting particularly if you have London hotels, as well as the pace of the change – when will it come back and how will it come back,’ was a key issue for Arron Taggart of Cheyne Capital, with travel restrictions, lack of airlift and scarcity of MICE business highlighted by Jan-Willem Terlouw of Westmont Group.
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Highgate Expands United Kingdom Portfolio With Addition of Grosvenor House Suites and Dorsett City London Hotel

Highgate, a leading real estate investment and hospitality management company, has announced two new additions in the UK market – the acquisition of Dorsett City London Hotel and the management of Grosvenor House Suites in London's Mayfair District. The additions mark Highgate's return to the UK and European markets and the company's confidence for tourism and business travel to return.
Tags: Travel, UK, London, Grosvenor House, Highgate, Highgate Expands United Kingdom, Dorsett City London Hotel, Mayfair District

Trips to visit friends and family set to rise by ten million by 2024 as US relaxes UK travel restrictions, says GlobalData

The announcement that US travel restrictions for vaccinated UK residents will be relaxed from early November will be met positively by people keen to reunite with family and friends. Leading data and analytics company GlobalData notes that the number of people travelling out of the UK to visit friends and relatives (VFR) is set to rise from 10.6 million in 2021 to 20.5 million by 2024 – that’s an impressive 24.8% CAGR. This is only good news for US tourism, which will benefit from an infl...
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Cvent 2021 Planner Sourcing Report: Europe Edition Reveals 8 in 10 Planners Across the UK and Europe Are Sourcing In-Person Events With Nearly Half Organising Hybrid Events

Published today (Wednesday, 6 October), the Cvent 2021 Planner Sourcing Report: Europe Edition reveals 8 in 10 (80%) event planners across the UK and Europe are currently sourcing in-person events. Of those planners, 81% are sourcing for events to take place in 2021, and 63% are sourcing for events to take place in 2022. Report results suggest strong industry momentum as planners become more confident about hosting in-person events in the region.
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