Tourism for growth

This Tourism Alliance document "Tourism for Growth" describes potential actions to optimise the sustainable economic growth and employment available from tourism, and includes comments on the initiatives set out in the Government Tourism Policy.

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While all other major European tourism destinations apply a Reduced Rate of VAT to tourism products (averaging 10.5%), the UK applies the Standard Rate of 20%. This puts the UK at a severe competitive disadvantage. Reducing VAT to 5% on accommodation and attractions will create 80,000 jobs and provide a return to the Exchequer of £2.6 billion over 10 years.

The UK's Air Passenger Duty (APD) has risen over 360% since 2007 and is now the highest passenger tax in the world. Research by PWC shows that significantly reducing or abolishing APD would provide an immediate and lasting boost to UK economic growth and be revenue neutral for the Exchequer.

2014 Tourism Statistics Review

The Tourism Alliance annual review of tourism statistics brings together the headline tourism figures from the three main national tourism surveys and combines them with key information from other studies and publications to provide an over view of the size and value of tourism to the UK economy.

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Tourism: Creating Growth and Employment

Tourism is one of the UK's largest and fastest growing industries.

The video below highlights the enormous potential of the industry to provide growth and employment for the UK economy.

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Here is a video that highlights the benefits that domestic tourism provides for local communities.

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Wednesday 05 March 2014

Tourism Industry Welcomes 2m Tourism Fund

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Friday 21 February 2014

Guide for Tourism Businesses Affected by Flooding

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Monday 16 December 2013

Newsletter - December 2013

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Monday 13 January 2014

European Ruling Set to Damage UK Tourism Industry

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Monday 09 December 2013

Tourism Alliance Package Travel Directive Submission

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