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Policy agenda 2023 - Tourism and the UK's Economic Recovery

Wednesday 14 December 2022, 3:59 PM

Published in December 2023, this is the Tourism Alliance's policy agenda for 2023, and outlines 10 policy suggestions to boost tourism and help generate growth for the UK economy. These are:

1. Introduce a Youth Group Travel Scheme for EU Student Groups
2. Increase Funding for International Marketing
3. Introduce a Low-Cost Five Year Visitor Visa
4. Reinstate the VAT Reclaim Scheme
5. Revise the Package Travel Regulations
6. Fully Implement the De Bois Review
7. Expand and Reform the Youth Mobility Scheme
8. Reduce the VAT Rate For Hospitality and Attractions
9. Use ETAs to Boost Business Tourism
10. Reform Business Rates

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Slides from the 2022 Tourism Industry Conference

Thursday 17 November 2022, 11:08 AM

The slides from the 2022 Tourism Industry Conference held on 15 November at the Royal Over-Seas League

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Package Travel Regulations Infographic

Friday 18 March 2022, 3:59 PM

The Tourism Alliance has produced an infographic highlighting the benefits of amending the PTRs in order to remove EU Red Tape and boost domestic tourism.

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Reduced Rate VAT Infographic

Friday 18 March 2022, 3:56 PM

The Tourism Alliance has produced an infographic that highlights the benefits to consumers, businesses, local communities and the Treasury from retaining the 12.5% VAT rate.

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The Need to Retain 12.5% VAT for Hospitality and Tourism Business

Friday 18 March 2022, 3:50 PM

New research undertaken by the Tourism Alliance, UK Hospitality, BBPA and ALVA highlights the benefits of retaining the reduced VAT rate in order to aid the recovery of the UK tourism industry.

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UK Tourism: 2020 and Beyond

Friday 29 November 2019, 3:59 PM

Tourism is one of the UK’s largest, most successful and dynamic industries. This publication highlights the 12 key policies the new Government needs to adopt to maximise its potential and deliver the Tourism Sector Deal.

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Wednesday 18 July 2018, 1:46 PM

The All Party Parliamentary Group for tourism has released its final report on the Sharing Economy which recommends, amongst other things, a consultation on statutory registration for tourism accommodation and more powers for Local Authorities to balance tourism growth with the needs of local communities.

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UK Tourism Statistics 2017

Wednesday 24 May 2017, 12:27 PM

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 After Brexit 2017

Wednesday 24 May 2017, 12:24 PM

The Tourism Alliance has produced Tourism after Brexit to highlight the success of the UK tourism industry and identify the core policies that Government needs to adopt to ensure that the industry continues to provide growth and employment for the UK economy in a Post-Brexit environment.

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Tourism and Aviation Report

Tuesday 30 June 2015, 1:35 PM

The Tourism Alliance has worked with ABTA, the AoA and UKinbound to to publish a new report highlighting the importance and interconnected nature of the aourism and aviation industries and calls on Government to co-ordinate tourism and aviation strategies.

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