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Five Things We Learned from the 2020 Ski Club of Great Britain Survey

Five Things We Learned from the 2020 Ski Club of Great Britain Survey

This week, the Ski Club of Great Britain released the results of their annual survey, conducted for them by Spike Marketing. The data was based on 20,000 contemporary responses gathered via 28 partners within the industry. Here are five takeaways from the report: Maybe an aging market isn’t so bad… For many years, the ski...
'Driving to the Alps' article in The Telegraph

‘Driving to the Alps’ article in The Telegraph

Iain from Skipedia and founder of Ski Flight Free recently wrote this article for ‘The Telegraph’ about why driving to the Alps is better than flying. You can read the article on the Telegraph website. You might find it is locked behind their paywall, in which case you can download it as a Word doc...
Tourism Declares: Iain Martin’s Declaration

Tourism Declares: Iain Martin’s Declaration

Tourism Declares is a collective of travel companies, organisations and industry professionals who believe tourism should declare a climate emergency. As a signatory to ‘Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency’, I agree to the following five commitments: Develop a ‘Climate Emergency Plan’ Share commitment and progress publicly Cut carbon emissions Work together Advocate for change My...
The UK Quarantine: The Wrong Policy at The Wrong Time

The UK Quarantine: The Wrong Policy at The Wrong Time

On Friday 22 May, Priti Patel announced that the UK would be introducing a 14-day quarantine for all arrivals, including British citizens, from 08 June. This was a long-waited for announcement after Boris Johnson’s assertion on 10 May that ‘it will soon be the time’ to start quarantining arrivals. After the endless confusion of last...
Quarantine Chaos (and some positive ski industry news)

Quarantine Chaos (and some positive ski industry news)

Let’s start with the positive, before we move onto the UK government’s complete inability to develop and deliver policy. New Zealand resorts will open The easing of lockdown restrictions in NZ mean that ski areas will open. There will no limits to numbers on the slopes, only in buildings, and social distancing will apply throughout....
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly [Ski Industry Lockdown Update]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly [Ski Industry Lockdown Update]

The Good Austrian glaciers are planning their opening, and in the case of a few lucky racers have already started Arapahoe Basin still hopes to open for the end of this season This has some early thoughts about how Australian resorts might open for their winter season All French ski areas are in the ‘green...