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DCMS Tourism Division Restructure

Thursday 28 July 2005, 2:14 PM

DCMS’s Tourism and Licensing Division has recently been restructured.

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Tourism Vacancies

Thursday 30 June 2005, 4:58 PM

Applications are now being accepted for two new significant tourism positions: 1. Chief Executive of the Tourism Society 2. Music Tourism Manager in Liverpool

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Tourism Good Practice Guide

Thursday 30 June 2005, 11:22 AM

ODPM is planning to replace PPG 21 (Tourism) with a Good Practice Guide for Tourism Planning. The Tourism Alliance is very concerned about the poor quality of this guide and that it has not been distributed for formal consultation. Attached is the Tourism Alliance submission to ODPM highlighting these concerns and calling for a formal 12 week consultation.

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Regional Spatial Strategies - Timetables and Contacts

Tuesday 17 May 2005, 11:55 AM

In 2004, the Government introduced Regional Spatial Strategies to better deliver policy at the regional level than the current Regional Planning Guidance (RPG). The RSSs, being developed by the Regional Assemblies, are important to tourism development as they provide a spatial framework to inform the preparation of LDDs, Local Transport Plans (LTPs) and regional and sub-regional strategies and programmes that have a bearing on land use activities for up to 20 years. Attached, therefore is each Regional Assembly’s timetable and key contacts for RSS development.

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Regional Comparison of Tourism Contribution and Funding

Monday 16 May 2005, 5:51 PM

Tourism South East have undertaken a study to determine the direct public investment in tourism across the UK and to compare this with the population and level of tourism employment in each region. The study puts the total direct investment in tourism at £121m per annum, with Wales showing the greatest investment per head of population.

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Recent Articles for 'Whitehall and Westminster World' and the 'Public Service Review'

Friday 13 May 2005, 5:48 PM

The following articles were recently written by the Tourism Alliance Chairman for 'Whitehall and Westminster World' and 'Public Service Review' publications. In the first, Brigid Simmonds states what she would do if made "Tourism Minister for the Day" while, in the second, she considers what can be done to promote the growth of the tourism industry.

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Election 2005 - Party Tourism Manifestos

Tuesday 26 April 2005, 10:45 AM

With the upcoming general election focusing on issues such as immigration, the health system and taxation, there has been little coverage of the main parties' tourism manifestos. Therefore, to aid informed debate on the tourism credentials of each party, their tourism manifestos have be collated for ease of comparison.

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Lyons Inquiry Submission

Tuesday 19 April 2005, 2:31 PM

Sir Michael Lyon is currently undertaking a review of local government funding. The Tourism Alliance supports the aims of the inquiry and the need for local authorities to be able to devote greater resources to the provision and maintenance of public facilities. However, tourists already contribute significantly through taxation and, rather than imposing further taxation on tourists, the current tourism contribution should be more appropriately allocated.

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Backing a Winner - Tourism 2005

Tuesday 22 February 2005, 10:56 AM

With the prospect of an upcoming general election, the Tourism Alliance has developed a manifesto that highlights initiatives that the new Government can undertake to significantly improve the competitiveness of the UK tourism industry so that it can continue to provide significant economic, social and environmental benefits for the country. Central to this manifesto is a review of the Development of Tourism Act 1969 in order to provide greater co-ordination and cohesion between national, regional and local tourism structures.

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Route Development Funds

Monday 21 February 2005, 12:34 PM

Studies undertaken by the Department for Transport (DfT) show that there is a strong correlation between regional air capacity and economic development. Therefore, to stimulate regional economic activity, while at the same time relieving pressure on airports in the South East, the DfT is embarking on a programme to encourage the development of additional regional aviation routes through the establishment of Route Development Funds (RDFs). These funds will be established and operated by RDAs and operate in a similar manner to RDFs already operating in Scotland and Northern Ireland. This briefing paper provides information on the formation of Route Development Funds so that members can approach their RDA and contribute to the debate on establishing a fund and the route development process itself.

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