May BVA BDRC ClearSight Report + Honours Festival 2022

Please click here for a copy of the May BVA BDRC clearsight report on Covid recovery. The key points are:

  • The outbound UK international holiday and air travel markets are seeing much improved levels of participation in 2022, but remain significantly smaller than the pre-pandemic norm and with a significant ‘comfort gap’ still to close
  • UK holidays and paid-for accommodation are recording a strong recovery in 2022 with growth in booking activity during April boding well for the outlook for the summer. Consumer comfort levels are comparable to pre-pandemic
  • Out-of-home leisure such as dining, pubs and entertainment have recorded a strong recovery and levels are now comparable to pre-pandemic with few signs of any residual comfort gap.
  • The UK visitor attraction market has also recovered strongly. Outdoor attractions are a beneficiary of the pandemic, with incidence of visits across the general population already higher than the pre-pandemic norm, and growing month-on-month as seasonal factors also kick in.
  • Indoor attractions have taken longer to recover, but participation has now returned to ‘normal’ levels

Importantly – Jon Young at BVA BDRC, who is responsible for putting together these reports is one of our speakers at this year’s conference, so this is a good opportunity to hear him go into more detail on consumer trends during the recovery and ask any questions you have.

Here’s the link to purchase your ticket:

Message from the DCMS Honours Team – Honours Festival 2022

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to you from DCMS to let you know about the inaugural virtual Honours Festival we are jointly organising with the Cabinet Office which runs from 14th to 17th June, to coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Full details for the events and registration can be found here

There are a variety of panels taking place virtually throughout the week, including: An Introduction to the Honours System and how to Master a Nomination; Community and Voluntary Service Panel; and a Special Guest Panel. All events are free and available for anyone to sign up to who has an interest in honours and making a nomination for someone deserving.

Other events planned throughout the week include a practical nomination writing workshop, discussions on diversity and history of the honours system as well as a variety of sector specific panel events aimed at people involved with those sectors. All of the events feature inspirational honours recipients including Mel B MBE, Lemn Sissay OBE, Mr Motivator MBE, Jay Blades MBE and many more. You can sign up to as many events as you like. 

I am reaching out to ask for your help in promoting these events across your organisation and network. We want to reach the widest possible audience during Honours Week, with the aim of seeing a noticeable increase in the number of nominations coming from across the UK. We know that not enough people in the country know how the honours system works and this is our opportunity to change that. 

Any help you can provide in promoting these events through your newsletters, email chains or social media would be greatly appreciated.  If you would like some more information or have any questions please contact