As you will be aware the situation with the Coronavirus outbreak in mainland China is having knock on effects to some of our partners active in the Chinese market, and we are currently in the period where we experience a high number of visitors from the region.
Marketing Manchester continues to work closely with VisitBritain and Manchester Airport to monitor the developing situation. At present, the Chinese government has required all group travel to cease until the end of February, and we anticipate travel agencies to cancel group bookings up until March.
VisitBritain continue to provide industry updates on their website, so please refer to this source for further information regarding travel trade, whilst travel advice for concerned visitors is regularly updated by the UK Government.
We know this is a busy time for Chinese bookings due to the Chinese New Year period, and we therefore would like to extend our support to affected businesses and ask that you may inform us of any cancellations received and the impacts this is having on your business.
Marketing Manchester will continue to monitor the situation with our partner agents and contacts in China. For further queries, please contact Timothy.Manley@marketingmanchester.com