In light of the recent tragic events that occurred across the UK, reports show a decrease in visitor numbers across main commercial parks and theme parks including, The London Eye and Lego Land. Merlin Entertainment have detailed in many press releases the decline in visitor numbers as a result of these terrible attacks but suggests this decrease will continue even as the summer holidays approach. Each year, the domestic demand is limited towards the end of Q.2 but further deterioration has been identified and there is little growth to suggest it’ll change in the summer months.
The overall impact of these attacks is unclear. But it appears that families and tourists are understandably choosing to avoid crowded locations with heavy infrastructure. Business owners should continue to make efforts in ensuring all people are, and feel, appropriately protected from terrorists’ activities.