April 3, 2020

Below are the key stories from the UK national, travel and trade press along with access to our social trends, media survey infographic and insights on recovery investment

  • Trending hashtags and topics in the UK in the last 24 hours (View)
  • Media survey – this week we surveyed the UK’s top tier, travel, lifestyle, consumer and trade press on the type of stories and content that they are interested in receiving over the coming weeks (View)
  • Insights from the WTTC on current government investment in the economy and the travel and tourism sector as well as examples of previous global crises and the recovery investment (View)

 

News headlines

Global coronavirus cases passes one million

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-04-02/global-coronavirus-cases-pass-one-million/

Number of US daily deaths reaches new peak

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-52146227

UK applauds key workers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-52143223/clap-for-carers-uk-applauds-nhs-staff-and-key-workers

Coronavirus: NHS Nightingale becomes world's largest critical care unit
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-nhs-nightingale-becomes-worlds-largest-critical-care-unit-11967757

Coronavirus: 100,000 COVID-19 tests a day would be a 'herculean task'
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-100-000-covid-19-tests-a-day-would-be-a-herculean-task-11967766

Coronavirus latest news: Two more Nightingale Hospitals announced as ExCel facility set to open
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-news-uk-tests-deaths-nhs-nightingale-hospital/ 

London Heathrow to close runway as it scales back operations due to coronavirus pandemic
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/london-heathrow-to-close-runway-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic-a4405711.html

 

Travel headlines

The Airports Council International (ACI) World has released its latest economic analysis on how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect the global airport industry. According to the analysis, the coronavirus outbreak will not only cause a decrease of 38.1% in passenger traffic, but also a loss of almost half of the expected revenue for airports in 2020.

https://worldairlinenews.com/2020/04/02/aci-economic-analysis-shows-covid-19-is-an-existential-threat-to-airport-business/

10 of the best places to revisit after lockdown: readers' travel tips

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/apr/02/10-of-the-best-places-to-revisit-after-lockdown-readers-travel-tips

What it’s like to already be living in isolation in Antarctica, the only continent free from coronavirus

https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/travel/antarctica-self-isolation-coronavirus-chef-research-base-quarantine-a9440811.html

Has Denmark perfected the art of lockdown?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/denmark/articles/denmark-lockdown-coronavirus/

Skyscanner launches travel-inspired Spotify playlists for a much-needed dose of escapism
https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/skyscanner-spotify-playlist-a4403981.html

How to experience Six Senses' iconic spa rituals in the comfort of your own home
https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/six-senses-at-home-spa-a4403801.html

 

Trade press headline

Coronavirus: British Airways strikes deal with staff union

https://travelweekly.co.uk/articles/366568/coronavirus-british-airways-strikes-deal-with-staff-union

Emirates and Etihad to resume flying next week
https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/emirates-and-etihad-to-resume-flying-next-week-22233

Coronavirus: Heathrow reverts to single runway operations
https://travelweekly.co.uk/articles/366619/coronavirus-heathrow-reverts-to-single-runway-operations

Coronavirus: Ryanair reports 48% slump in March traffic
https://travelweekly.co.uk/articles/366611/coronavirus-ryanair-reports-48-slump-in-march-traffic

WildEarth, andBeyond launches live safari drives
http://www.travelbulletin.co.uk/news-mainmenu/wildearth-andbeyond-launches-live-safari-drives

Advantage launches Wellness Wednesdays
https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/advantage-launches-wellness-wednesdays-22225

 

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