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WTTC research reveals Travel & Tourism sectors contribution to UK GDP slumped a shocking GBP148 billion in 2020

WTTC research reveals Travel & Tourism sectors contribution to UK GDP slumped a shocking GBP148 billion in 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2021

The World Travel & Tourism Councils annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) reveals that the dramatic collapse of the UK Travel & Tourism sector has wiped out a staggering GBP148 billion from the UK economy. The annual EIR from the WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, shows the sectors contribution to GDP, dropped by a precipitous 62.3%. Travel & Tourism GDP fell from GBP238 billion (10.1%) in 2019 before the pandemic struck, to just GBP90 billion (4.2%), a mere 12 months later, in 2020.

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Premier Inn gets set for summer with 545 new seaside rooms set to open this spring / summer

Premier Inn gets set for summer with 545 new seaside rooms set to open this spring / summer

🕔Mar 9, 2021

Premier Inn, the UK’s largest hotel business, is readying itself for summer with five new seaside locations set to open this spring / summer. Together the hotels add 545 bedrooms to Premier Inn’s expanding network in popular coastal and leisure locations across the UK.

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Delaying the restart of international travel will cost the UK economy almost 27 billion

Delaying the restart of international travel will cost the UK economy almost 27 billion

🕔Mar 2, 2021

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has warned that nearly £27 billion will be lost from the UK economy if the government delays restarting international travel until May 17. The date was set by Prime Minister Boris Johnson when he unveiled the highly anticipated roadmap out of lockdown earlier this week.

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Queensgate Investments and Rockwell secure planning permission for 1bn landmark London hotel

Queensgate Investments and Rockwell secure planning permission for 1bn landmark London hotel

🕔Oct 23, 2020

Queensgate Investments and Rockwell has now been given the green light by the Greater London Authority (GLA) for the redevelopment of the Kensington Forum, to provide a world-class hotel and serviced apartment scheme alongside 62 genuinely affordable homes and substantial public realm improvements.

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UK to lose 22 Billion from missing tourists and visitors

UK to lose 22 Billion from missing tourists and visitors

🕔Aug 28, 2020

A staggering 22 B pounds looks set to be lost from the UK economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

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Accor intensifies the development of its lifestyle brands

Accor intensifies the development of its lifestyle brands

🕔Jul 2, 2020

Accor is stepping up its ambition in the lifestyle sector with TRIBE, a rapidly expanding midscale brand, which is exceeding initial expectations and planning to open more than 50 hotels globally.

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More Than 197m Travel & Tourism Jobs Will Be Lost Due To Prolonged Travel Restrictions

More Than 197m Travel & Tourism Jobs Will Be Lost Due To Prolonged Travel Restrictions

🕔Jun 16, 2020

More than 197 million jobs could be lost in the global Travel & Tourism sector if barriers to global travel, such as blanket anti-travel advisories and quarantine measures remain in place, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

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Staycity adds 125 apartments to Heathrow site

Staycity adds 125 apartments to Heathrow site

🕔Mar 14, 2016

Staycity opened the doors to a further 125 apartments at its popular London Heathrow site on March 1 2016, with the addition of a guest lounge and café on the ground floor and breakfast area and terrace on the podium level. The extension to Staycity Heathrow sees the fast-growing aparthotel operator moving into its neighbouring property, giving it a total of 269 studios, one- and two-bed apartments.

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Interstate Hotels & Resorts promotes Aaron Greenman to EVP of Acquisitions & Development, Europe

Interstate Hotels & Resorts promotes Aaron Greenman to EVP of Acquisitions & Development, Europe

🕔Feb 26, 2016

Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the U.S.-based global hotel management company – recently announced the promotion of Aaron Greenman as executive vice president of acquisitions & development for Europe.

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