VisitBritain chief says predicted slump excludes impact of coronavirus quarantines for travellers
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The UK tourism industry could lobby the government for an extra bank holiday in October, to extend the season, as it predicts the sector will take a £37bn hit from Covid-19.
Patricia Yates, the acting chief executive of the official tourist agency VisitBritain, believes there will be a £15bn drop in income from visitors coming to Britain from overseas, combined with a £22bn impact from lost domestic tourism.