Survey reveals London businesses hit hardest by volcanic ash

Survey reveals London businesses hit hardest by volcanic ash

Businesses operating in London experienced the most cancellations and negative impact from the volcanic ash disruption, a survey has revealed. Visit Britain’s survey found that 41% of London tourism businesses faced cancellations and six in 10 anticipate a negative long-term effect. Tour operators and study/education/youth operators have been more affected then other types of business, with 9/10 youth operators and 8/10 operators reporting an immediate impact. “Two thirds of surveyed tourism businesses have said that the volcanic ash cloud has had a negative impact on their business – rail and ferry operators are the only sectors to have reported a positive impact,” explained Vist Britain spokesperson Mark Di-Toro. Cancellations were higher in the business sector than leisure tourism and the domestic market was the least affected.

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