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Tour Operators in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Tour Operators Market Research Report | SIC N79.120 | Jul 2015

Happy touring: Industry operators should benefit from higher spending on tourism

IBISWorld’s Tour Operators market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Thomas Cook Group plc Thomas Cook Group plc market share
TUI Travel plc TUI Travel plc market share
Virgin Holidays Limited Virgin Holidays Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£12bn
Annual Growth 11-16
3.3%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
22,781
Businesses
1,826
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

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

 


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What is the Tour Operators Industry?

Operators in the industry arrange, assemble and conduct tours in the United Kingdom and in other countries around the world. These tours can be sold directly by the operators or via travel agencies. Tours may include a combination of transportation, accommodation, food and visits to events or locations.

Industry Products
Tours for UK residents to the rest of the worldTours for UK residents to EuropeDomestic tours for overseas visitorsDomestic tours for UK residents
 
Industry Activities
Taking bookingsDevising and assembling tour packagesConducting toursProviding other customer services


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