09 October 2019
Ian Bell, RSM’s head of travel and tourism, comments on the news that Hays Travel has agreed to buy the former Thomas Cook high street shops.
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.
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.
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.
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.
28 May 2019
The number of overseas visitors to the UK dropped in 2018, despite favourable exchange rates and record-breaking temperatures.
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.
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.
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.
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?