Last week ABTA chief executive Mark Tanzer was the latest senior industry representative to publicly air growing concern about the worldwide growth of Airbnb. Tanzer’s concerns about the impacts on international destinations have been dismissed by some as an attempt to protect travel agents and the traditional commissionable sales model. There is clearly far more to Mark’s concern than this and probably a whole lot further for the issue to run. Increasingly UK domestic destinations are being forced to consider the pros and cons of Airbnb, their impact on their own destinations and on destination partnership models. If you aren’t already thinking about how to manage Airbnb in your own patch then you probably should be starting to: http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2022658 .
No one could possibly have missed last week’s referendum result but if you are in need a quick informed overview of the process of withdrawal from the EU then the House of Lords Select Committee report into the subject published in May might assist: https://britishdestinations.net/599-2/content/the-process-for-withdrawing-from-the-european-union/
The National Coastal Tourism Academy recently released a report entitled 2016 Coastal Tourism, which looks at the current state of tourism on the English coast: https://britishdestinations.net/research-and-statistics/