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Previous COVID-19 Announcements - Research
Previous COVID-19 Announcements - Research

Previous COVID-19 Announcements - Research

  • Wave 26 of VisitEngland’s Consumer Sentiment Tracker has been published, with fieldwork carried out from 8-12 March. The survey has been updated to reflect the evolving nature of the pandemic and includes new questions on the likelihood of people to take day trips.
  • The wave 7 of visitor sentiment research, commissioned by Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) and undertaken by Decision House is now available.(19 March)
  • VisitEngland has published Wave 25 of its consumer sentiment research and will be continuing this research until the end of August. (23 February)
  • Wave 24 of the domestic consumer sentiment tracker is available on VisitEngland’s website. The fieldwork was conducted between 25-29 January 2021. Results show that overall mood and optimism is up but there has been no improvement in either confidence nor trip intent. 56% of UK adults anticipate life will ‘return close to normal’ between October-December, with confidence showing a similar trend. Only 18% of adults now expect ‘normality’ by end of June, down 3 points compared to last wave. (9 February)
  • HMRC has published an analysis of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, including a geographic breakdown of the number of participating outlets and the total value of discount claimed. The data covers the full claim period up to 30 September. (4 February)
  • Wave 23 of the COVID-19 Consumer Sentiment Tracker is available on VisitEngland’s website. The field work for this wave was conducted between 11-15 January. Results show that the national mood is at its joint lowest level, that confidence in taking trips has declined, appetite for risk and comfort levels in participating in various activities have dipped. There’s been a 4 percentage point fall in spring trip intent and just 21% expect normality returning to their lives by June (down 12 points versus last wave). Summer intent remains stable. (26 January)
  • Wave 22 of the COVID-19 Consumer Sentiment Tracker is available on VisitEngland’s website. The field work for this wave was conducted between 18 -23 December, at that time there were several announcements that impacted the results of this wave including - the rapid spread of a new and more transmissible Covid-19 strain, the ‘cancellation’ of festive family/household gatherings, a third of England being placed into Tier 4 and travel from the UK banned by 50+ countries. (11 January)
  • Tourism study confirms COVID-19 ‘tectonic shift across the North. Over the last sixteen weeks the NatWest North of England Tourism Business Barometer has taken the temperature of the North’s tourism business environment including changes in employment, trends in revenue and overall business confidence. The study commenced in mid-July when the UK was emerging out of lockdown and covered a period up to and including the introduction of the government’s three tier alert level in late October. (25 November)
  • The Office for National Statistics has released the latest provisional International Passenger Survey (IPS) results covering April, May, June and Q2 2020. The latest figures are available on the VisitBritain website. The UK saw 398,000 inbound visits who spent £218 million in Q2 2020, 96% and 97% down on last year respectively. For the year to date, January-June 2020, there has been 7.39 million inbound visits to the UK who spent £4.5 billion 60% and 61% down on the same period last year. (11 November)
  • revised inbound outlook for the UK has been published on The central scenario forecast for inbound tourism to the UK in 2020, as of October 12th, is for a decline of 74% in visits to 10.6 million and a decline of 79% in spending to £6.1 billion. This would represent a loss vs the pre-COVID forecast of 31.1 million visits and £23.8 billion spending. This central scenario assumes that a vaccine will not be widely available during 2020. It assumes that the UK will not go back to the April-June situation of a full national lockdown and near-zero international travel although it is consistent with local lockdowns being imposed. (14 October)
  • A report has been published by the Office for National Statistics on Coronavirus and the latest indicators for the UK economy and society which looks at the business impact of coronavirus. (9 October)
  • The Department for Transport has published the National Travel Attitudes Survey (NTAS). The survey looks at attitudes towards a number of factors including walking and cycling, road and environment, aviation, disability and transport and more. (9 October)