Tag: industry

Coronavirus: Tourism tensions ‘could put industry at risk’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Tourists might not return if they feel unwelcome”, warns academic As tensions between locals and tourists rise in rural areas, there are warnings the industry could be at risk if visitors are not made welcome. Locals in Morfa Nefyn, on Gwynedd’s Llyn Peninsula, say this year has been the busiest season they… Read more →

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Aviation industry buckles up for turbulent times

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The disruption to air travel is being felt throughout the supply chain Quarantine, recession and caution about infection are causing colossal damage to every aspect of aviation. The industry forecasts that last year’s passenger levels won’t return until 2024, and long-haul international markets will take longest to come back. The disruption is being felt… Read more →

What sort of future does the conference industry have?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Virtual reality is likely to play a bigger role in future conferences “I’m devastated,” says Mike Walker, managing director of MGN Events. The company went from generating millions of pounds in revenue to near zero in just weeks, because of lockdowns. “Over 10 years of hard work building the company up from nothing, reinvesting… Read more →

Coronavirus: Coach convoy highlights impact on industry

Image caption About 32 coaches took part in the demonstration A convoy of coaches has taken to the road to highlight the impact of coronavirus on the industry. More than 30 coaches left Carmarthen for Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire, ending up in Cardigan, Ceredigion. Protest organiser Stuart Hewens, of Laugharne Travel, said the coach industry has been overlooked and has called… Read more →

UK hospitality industry calls for ‘urgent’ support

Image copyright Getty Images “Urgent” support is needed to prevent “widespread devastation”, the hospitality sector has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Around 120 hospitality and tourism bosses have signed an open letter calling for aid and investment. The industry wants to see VAT reduced, tax bills further deferred and some rent debt covered through grants. Bosses say parts of the… Read more →

Coronavirus: UK car industry claims 1 in 6 jobs could be cut

Image copyright Getty Images The UK car industry’s trade body says one in six jobs are at risk of redundancy without help from the government in restarting production. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said emergency funding, permanent short-time working, business rate holidays, and VAT cuts are needed to stem the flow of job losses. Showrooms are reopening… Read more →

Steel industry needs help in days not weeks, Kinnock says

There can be no post-pandemic economic recovery without a strong and healthy steel industry, according to Labour MP Stephen Kinnock. Opposition MPs are calling on the UK government to provide loans to steel firms experiencing a sudden drop in demand due to coronavirus. It said it was “committed to supporting the sector’s economic recovery”. Aberavon MP Mr Kinnock told BBC… Read more →