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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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Tourism UK 05 - The National Tourism Conference

Monday 24 January 2005, 5:00 PM

The Tourism Alliance, in partnership with VisitBritain and DCMS, is holding the first National Tourism Conference on Wednesday, 16th March 2005 at the QEII Conference Centre in London. Titled "Tourism UK 05" the one day conference will include Rt Hon Tessa Jowell, Sir Digby Jones, Lord Marshall, Tim Smit and Sir Thomas Harris as keynote speakers. The purpose of the conference is to focus on measures needed to help release the economic potential of the sector and to meet the demands of the discerning UK and international consumers.

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Submission on Fee Levels to be Established under the Licensing Act 2003

Thursday 23 December 2004, 4:30 PM

The Licensing Act 2003 gives the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport the power to make regulations prescribing the amount of fees payable to licensing authorities. DCMS is consulting on the level of these fees and the Tourism Alliance has sent in a submission that, while supporting the underlying principles of cost recovery and equity, opposes the proposed fees for large events of a temporary nature. These fees (up to £50,000 per event) are unjustifiable and threaten the viability of many events.

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Approved Destination Status Brief

Tuesday 21 December 2004, 5:05 PM

It is hoped that in January 2005, the UK Government will sign an Approved Destination Status (ADS) agreement with China, allowing Chinese nationals to visit the UK for leisure purposes. This brief provides information on what Approved Destination Status is, the potential of the Chinese outbound market and the status of Approved Destination Status negotiations between China and Britain.

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Approved Destination Status Brief

Thursday 01 January 1970, 1:00 AM

It is hoped that in January 2005, the UK Government will sign an Approved Destination Status (ADS) agreement with China, allowing Chinese nationals to visit the UK for leisure purposes. This brief provides information on what Approved Destination Status is, the potential of the Chinese outbound market and the status of Approved Destination Status negotiations between China and Britain.

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Gambling Bill Brief

Tuesday 07 December 2004, 4:45 PM

This Bill is the first major revision of the UK’s gambling legislation in over thirty years. This brief is designed to outline the key aspects of the Gambling Bill and the concerns that some Tourism Alliance members have with the proposals as they stand.

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TA Meeting with Tourism Minister 2/11/04

Thursday 25 November 2004, 3:32 PM

On 2 November 2004, the Tourism Alliance held an Industry Breakfast Meeting with the Minister for Tourism, Richard Caborn. The notes from the meeting show how productive this meeting was with the Minister and DCMS agreeing to a range of action points that will advance the tourism agenda.

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TA 2005 Budget Submission

Thursday 25 November 2004, 1:04 PM

Tourism Alliance President, Digby Jones, has written to the Chancellor ahead of the 2005 budget outlining four issues that the Government needs to address in order for the tourism industry to achieve the £100bn revenue target set by DCMS. These issues are; further funding for VisitBritain, increasing skills in the tourism industry, reviewing Air Passenger Duty and reducing VAT differentials with other EU destinations.

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