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Mid-year update on 2019 travel and tourism predictions
Ian Bell

19 August 2019

In January we made some predictions for the travel and tourism sector in 2019. As we reach the half way point in the year we reflect on the first six months and consider what may still occur.

Robyn Duffy

Business Development Manager - Consumer Markets

Robyn is a business development manager for the national consumer markets group at RSM, encompassing the retail, leisure and hospitality, travel and leisure, and hotels and accommodation sectors.

The outlook for hotels and accommodation for the second half of 2019
Chris Tate

29 July 2019

As we reach the half way point in the year we discuss what the future holds for the Hotels and Accommodation sector. From the effect of Brexit on staff retention, to growing environmental pressures, we look at what’s in store for the remainder of 2019 and beyond.

Flying start to 2019 for London's major airports
Ian Bell

11 June 2019

New figures published today show that Heathrow passenger numbers in May reached a record year-on-year high. Over 6.7m passengers passed through the UK's busiest airport in May, making it the 31st month of consecutive record growth.

UK sees worrying drop in numbers of overseas visitors
Ian Bell

28 May 2019

The number of overseas visitors to the UK dropped in 2018, despite favourable exchange rates and record-breaking temperatures.

‘Another One Bites the Dust'

09 May 2019

A look into the reasons behind an increase in airline collapses. What travel businesses can do to avoid failure, and what the future holds for airlines.

How HMRC’s policy change on retained deposits may affect your business
Ian Bell

25 April 2019

As of 1 March HMRC’s new policy came into force in relation to retained (or non-refundable) deposits came into force. This will affect any business which collect non-refundable deposits. Key areas affected by this new policy are hotels, restaurants and leisure sectors.

Travel operators face potential VAT hike, says RSM

11 February 2019

RSM, the leading audit, tax and consulting firm says that any UK travel-based businesses operating in the EU after 29 March 2019 could see changes to the VAT accounting under the Tour Operators Margin Scheme (TOMS), should the UK face a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

The end of star ratings?

06 February 2019

Through the rise of social media, influencers and companies such as Airbnb and booking.com consumers have paid less notice to hotel star ratings when booking getaways. Is this the end of the star rating system synonymous with the hotel industry?

Younger travellers more likely to change holiday plans because of Brexit survey finds
Ian Bell

22 January 2019

Younger travellers are more likely than older travellers to avoid travelling to Europe this year as a result of Brexit, according to a new survey from leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM.

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