WHSmith improves profit expectations as momentum continues across travel

WHSmith London Gatwick Airport store exterior

Source: Eamonn Conway

WHSmith has further improved its expectations for the full financial year as travel continues to perform well ahead of peak trading season.

In the 13 weeks to May 27, UK total travel revenue increased 24% from last year. Total revenue was up 26% in air, 33% in hospitals and 10% in rail – despite strike action.

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