UKinbound

UK tourism association calls for visa-free access post-Brexit

Travel association UKinbound has launched its manifesto for the UK’s inbound tourism industry, calling on the incoming Government to carry on visa free access for EU visitors and ongoing protection for EU workers, as well as an extension of the December 2020 transition period. The document focuses on four key areas: talent, trade, taxation, transport and transition. Inbound tourism brings in £23bn...

Post-Brexit immigration reforms could “severely destabilise” the tourism industry

The UK Government’s proposed post-Brexit immigration reforms have the potential to “severely destabilise” the tourism industry in the country, putting at risk an industry that contributes £145bn (7.2% of UK GDP) to the economy, of which business tourism is a large part. One of the key findings concluded by the research, which was conducted by trade association UKinbound, Canterbury Christ Church U...

Industry reacts to Theresa May’s Tourism Sector Deal

EIB chairman Michael Hirst and UKinbound chair James Aitken react to today's big news from 10 Downing Street.

UKinbound welcomes scrapping landing cards

As of today, 20 May, international visitors to the UK will no longer be required to complete landing cards before arrival. Those travelling from outside the European Economic Area have previously been required to complete the cards, which details reasons for visiting and conditions of entry. The move will “help meet the challenge of growing passenger numbers,” said Border Force director general Pa...

UK Tourism industry confident despite Brexit, says UKinbound research

UKinbound has released its latest Business Barometer Figures, which show confidence levels across the tourism industry are on the rise. The research, which was collected by Qa Research, found that 59% of UKinbound members stated they were confident about business in the upcoming 12 months. This was the highest rate recorded since October 2017. The increase in confidence was influenced by an influx...