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Travel has seen its fair share of ups and downs this year, from the collapse of big travel businesses such as Super Break and, more recently Thomas Cook, to the success felt by Sri Lanka after their national airline reopened their global routes. We are joined by Antonia Stratford, Head of Public Affairs at UKinbound, and Kelly Cookes, Leisure Director for Advantage Travel, to discuss their insights on travel trends from 2019 and how they are impacting the industry.
With a report from Visit Britain revealing that 30% of inbound tourists will travel to the UK for a famous filming location, and a higher demand for ‘classic British cuisine’, new travel trends are starting to emerge. With the uncertain political climate and a need for innovation in terms of sustainability, it is more important than ever for businesses to adapt and evolve and this is something we have seen throughout the year. You can find a recent industry report from UKinbound on the impact of Brexit and new immigration policy on tourism here.
This is our last episode of 2019- it has been a pleasure and we look forward to releasing our new episodes in 2020. Have a wonderful Christmas!