With global travel restrictions still in place, more Brits than ever are choosing to stay in the UK for their summer holiday this year. The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic means many foreign countries are preventing visitors entering from the United Kingdom. In an effort to control the spread of COVID-19, a traffic light system is now in operation. Countries are on a red, amber or green list – this depends on the number of cases and rate of infection. For full, up-to-date guidance and advice, check out the www.gov.uk website as restrictions may differ across the UK.
As a result, local travel is the preferred option this summer since there are currently no limitations within England. The term for such holidays in one’s home country, rather than abroad, is ‘staycation’. The UK offers a variety of vacation options from seaside towns and amusement parks to city breaks and tours. Whether people prefer to stay in a five-star hotel, private B&B or on a campsite, the tourism industry in the UK is expected to boom this year.
Despite lockdown easing, it is important for the hospitality and tourism industries to keep safety in mind during peak travel season. Measures such as wearing face coverings and social distancing are, although no longer mandatory, still highly recommended. Our range of personal protective equipment includes face masks, hand sanitiser, disposable gloves and cleaning supplies.
Morplan also recommends installing sneeze guards to protect workers, as well as marking floors with safe distance tape and stickers. These help to enforce social distancing and slow down infection transmission between colleagues and customers.
For cafes, restaurants, pubs and other food outlets, now is also the time to stock up on essential catering supplies. Morplan’s acrylic menu stands are easy to wipe clean in between diners – ideal for busy hotels and larger food chains. Alternatively, you might prefer chalkboard menus or a larger A-frame chalkboard; these give a more rustic feel and allow for greater flexibility. You can change your specials menu daily without ever having to reprint a paper copy!
For those offering a takeaway service, our selection of paper bags is also perfect. Available in economical bulk packs, our takeaway bags are strong, sturdy and come in a range of sizes. You can even add your logo to selected carrier bags using Morplan’s LogoPrint service! There’s no better advertising than seeing your brand being paraded down the street, especially with the addition of holiday-makers in town.
Travel agents, tour operators and theme parks also need to prepare for the influx of customers. In addition to PPE and cleaning products, Morplan is the UK’s number one supplier to the retail industry. Leaflet holders and card stands are perfect for advertising amusements and activities, whilst our packaging range is ideal for gift shops. This spans from paper and plastic carrier bags to tissue paper, ribbons and jewellery boxes.
Shop online at www.morplan.com today where you’ll find over 8,000 products and get free delivery when you spend over £95 (UK mainland only). We also have four regional stores where you can see our products in person before buying.
Be prepared for the influx of UK staycations this year and choose Morplan for all of your retail needs. Whether you work in self-catering or all-inclusive accommodation, provide guided tours or run travel activities, planning ahead is a must.
Stay safe and make 2021 a summer to remember – in the current climate, there’s no better time to remind everyone there’s no place like home!