Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Tour Operators industry includes operators that arrange, assemble and conduct tours both domestically and internationally. Tours may incorporate transportation, accommodation, food and visits to select locations or special events. Niche tour operators may specialise in certain destinations, activities or experiences.
Industry revenue fell in the first few years of the five-year period through 2015-16, as households continued to reign in holiday expenditure following the downturn. Although an increase in stay-at-home holidays cushioned the blow, tour operators were significantly hindered by a sharp fall in the number of UK residents booking tours overseas and the number of foreign tourists booking UK tours... 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