Data published by the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) shows that during July to September 2013, the overall on-time performance of scheduled flights at the ten U.K. airports monitored was 80 per cent.
VisitBritain forecasts a record-breaking 2014 as the Government commits a further £90 million in funding to its international GREAT campaign over the next two years.
As a record-breaking year for British tourism draws to a close, VisitBritain predicts new tourism heights will be reached in 2014.
The national tourism agency's forecast of an increase of nearly 2% in overseas visitor numbers will result in record-breaking visitor spend of around £21.5 billion, representing growth of 4.2% in nominal terms. Additionally, the agency predicts that the volume of visits will return to pre-global financial crisis record levels of 2008, with 32.6 million arrivals in 2014.
This special event will provide advice and guidance on issues affecting owner run resorts today, particularly the ageing owner base and perpetuity contracts.
All resorts are welcome - whether or not they are members of either organisation. The seminar coincides with the TATOC AGM and the start of the TATOC annual conference.
Many resorts will also be aware that the European Commission has timeshare in its sights and starts a review of the Directive early next year. We understand the problems surrounding perpetuity as well as "escalating" maintenance fees will be under the spotlight, issues that were raised in a House of Commons Parliamentary debate earlier this year.
U.K. tourist attraction The Eden Project has reported its worst-ever loss. The Eden Trust accounts for 2012-13 show a deficit of £6.3m for the year ending March 2013, compared with a surplus the previous year of £136,000, reports the BBC.
The eco-attraction, based in Cornwall, said its underlying trading loss was about £1.3m compared with a profit of £3.6m in the previous year. It said it had been hit by the 2012 Olympics, poor summer weather, and the economic downturn.
In the accounts, it said: "Eden has been reluctant to reduce its level of employment, but has concluded that this is essential to preserve and grow Eden for the longer term.
Since March 2013, the attraction has also sold surplus land.