ETW Conference – 1st April 2019

The Tourism Alliance, the Tourism Society and British Destinations are hosting the second ETW Conference on 1st April 2019 at the RAF club in London. This timely conference, being held on the first working day after the UK leaves the EU, features a keynote speech from the Tourism Minister, Michael Ellis MP, alongside a range political and industry experts highlighting the key challenges and opportunities facing the UK tourism industry at this crucial juncture.
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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.

The £2.2bn Brexit Opportunity

The Tourism Alliance is calling on Government to take the opportunity to provide a £2.2bn boost to the UK tourism industry and create 40,000 new jobs by cutting unnecessary EU Red Tape which restricts domestic tourism growth through reforming the Package Travel Regulations to exclude Value-Added products.

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Tourism: Creating Growth and Employment

There are 3.1m tourism-related careers in the UK. This video shows the breadth of high value, high skilled employment provided by tourism

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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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Friday 22 February 2019

PTR Consultation

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Thursday 21 February 2019

Tourism Alliance Position on Sharing Economy Accommodation

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Friday 23 November 2018

Package Travel Regulations Q&A

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Thursday 25 October 2018

Submission to Lords Inquiry on Regenerating Seaside Towns

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Corporate Sponsor

The Tourism Alliance supports the Family Holiday Association