Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Tour Operators industry includes enterprises that arrange, assemble and conduct tours both domestically and internationally. Tours may incorporate transportation, accommodation, food and visits to events or locations. The industry has faced both structural and economic challenges over the five years through 2013-14. As a result, industry revenue has fallen substantially. With significant economic uncertainty, fewer UK residents booked tours overseas, while the number of foreign tourists booking UK tours also fell. A combination of weak household disposable income growth and plummeting consumer confidence led to fewer trips being made abroad and a switch to cheaper destinations... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic distribution of tour operators across the United Kingdom is determined by the distribution of major tourist attractions, the population, disposable income and businesses in the wider travel industry.
London contains about 28% of industry establishments. The area has the second-highest share of the population, one of the highest levels of disposable incomes and contains five international passenger airports. It is therefore an attractive location for tour operators organising overseas travel. Many larger tour operators that have offices across the United Kingdom have their headquarters in London... purchase to read more