Monday, 26 January 2015

Meeting with Ken Skates AM, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism - 22nd January 2015

A special meeting was organised by the Welsh Local Government Association where representatives from the private and public sector were invited along to discuss ‘developing tourism in North Wales’. The meeting enabled members of the North Wales Economic Ambition Board and the North Wales Business Council with an interest in developing the North Wales Tourism offer to discuss further development of the sector in North Wales with the Deputy Minister responsible for Tourism in Wales.

  Read More

Friday, 23 January 2015

Air Passenger Duty devolved in Scotland

It was announced that responsibility will be devolved for APD in Scotland. It has previously been stated that the intention by Scotland is to halve tax in immediate future and abolish thereafter. What are the implications for Wales? The UK tourism industry views APD as a tax on export earnings and therefore welcomes the Scottish approach. It has warned Westminster that should Scotland cut APD for Scottish airports  the same should follow for England and Wales to avoid distorting the market and affect viability of routes. Ufi Abrahim, Tourism Alliance Chair stated, "It would be perverse for the Government to allocate £10m... Read More

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Overseas visitors spent a record £1.54 billion in the UK last November

The latest figures for inbound tourism to the UK were released last week by the Office for National Statistics. In November, overseas visitors spent a record £1.54 billion, 7% more than the previous record set in 2013. This means that overseas visitors spent over £20 billion in the eleven months of 2014 so far, with only December’s results needed to complete the picture.

  Read More

Monday, 19 January 2015

Inbound tourism statistics announced for November 2015

  IPS figures for inbound tourism to the UK during the month of November show an increases of 7% in volume while expenditure is up 3% (this is accounted for by the increase in the value of the pound).   In contrast to the domestic visitor data, the growth in inbound visitor numbers is pretty much across the board with business visitors to the UK tracking at +6%, holiday visits +8% and VFR at 7% - while visitor numbers are up from every region of the world.   Overseas visitors spent a record £1.54 billion (in nominal terms) while in the UK during November which is... Read More

Poll : Coming Soon
More Events
  • Meeting with Ken Skates AM, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism - 22nd January 2015 - bit.ly/1HcIXCN
    28 Jan 2015
  • Overseas visitors spent a record £1.54 billion in the UK last November - bit.ly/1y8dw1S
    23 Jan 2015
  • Air Passenger Duty devolved in Scotland
    23 Jan 2015
Follow WTA_Tweets on Twitter
Share |