Welcome to our monthly update of AIR’s activities and plans.
In the past twelve months, working with you, we have established AIR as a voice in tourism, retail and growth policy and as an authority on the international retail sector.
Now, 2021 is the year that we start our sector’s recovery and planning for the large-scale return of international customers in 2022. Our aim is to grow the value of international retail sales in a sustainable way as the COVID-19 threat recedes, and planning has started on ensuring the strongest and fastest possible recovery of sales to international customers.
To continue making AIR as effective as possible, we would like your thoughts on our priorities and your suggestions for any other areas on which we should focus. Leading AIR supporters will be meeting in May to agree a programme of work (see below for details). I want to hear your views and would be grateful if you could complete our short survey here to help set AIR’s direction and focus for the year ahead.
Your support to date has been invaluable. Thank you for investing your time and resources in our new Association. I look forward to working with you all over the coming years to rebuild international retail and make Britain, once again, a world leading shopping destination.