you're reading...
travel news

Foot and mouth “UK tourism concerns”

Foot and mouth disease has added to the “litany of woe” for UK tourism, according to Cheaperholidays.com. The organisation warned that it saw no prospect for improvement in the second half of the year.

It urged immediate action from the Government to reduce or rescind the “pernicious” Air Passenger Duty and remove the Full Cost Recovery requirement from UK visas that has created a distorted visa regime.

“Sadly, none of the issues that look like blighting this year for inbound tourism, with the notable exception of the shambles that is Heathrow airport, are even remotely within our control,” the body representing more than 250 companies selling UK tourism abroad said.

Recording a marginal 1.2% rise in visit arrivals in June – the lowest increase for a year – a forward bookings had suffered a “significant drop”.

The organisation said: “Due to the high cost of operating any business here and the punitive level of taxes and charges levied on visitors to the UK we are simply unable to compete for these customers without our businesses incurring unsustainable losses.”

It added: “If the cost of visiting our country is significantly higher than our competitors in an extremely price sensitive market consumers will simply choose to go elsewhere.”

Cheaperholidays applauded the Government’s “swift and decisive” response to the foot and mouth outbreak in Surrey and the measures put in place to help domestic tourism businesses following the recent severe flooding.



No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

On the beach holidays review

Beware of, OTBEACH or ON THE BEACH Holidays plus otbeach.co.uk and finally OntheBeach.co.uk -

On the beach complaints and reviewsOn the Beach Otbeach warning.

Or check out - On the beach holidays, ot beach, I book holidays a con site?

otbeach on the beach holidays The bulk of the "On the beach complaints" concern - Persistent call backs after you think you have booked online to ask for more, huge extra cost surcharges. Extremely poor customer service .

According to ABTA they trade as: On the Beach, I book holidays, Otbeach so be careful.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

%d bloggers like this: