Shares in UK travel and hospitality buoyant in response to roadmap

  • UK sectors hit hardest by lockdown show sharp increase in value
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UK travel and hospitality companies set to benefit from the easing of Covid restrictions rallied on the London stock market after Boris Johnson set out the government’s roadmap for ending lockdown in England.

Against a backdrop of rising hopes for a rapid economic recovery from the worst recession for more than 300 years, shares in companies among the hardest hit by lockdown, including airlines, travel firms, and operators of retail, food and drink outlets at train stations, recorded the biggest gains amid growing hopes for a fast return to relative normality.

Related: Boris Johnson ‘very optimistic’ all Covid restrictions will end on 21 June

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