Tourism Alliance Policies

Tourism Alliance Policies

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TA DMO Review Submission

Wednesday 05 May 2021, 12:40 PM

The Tourism Alliance has provided a lengthy submission to the Independent Review of Destination Management Organisations setting out the need for there to be a sustainable funding stream that incentivises DMOs to form consortia in order for the benefits of tourism development and growth to be maximised for local communities.

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Impact of VAT Cut

Friday 15 January 2021, 11:55 AM

The Tourism Alliance has worked with the Cut Tourism VATcampaign, UkHospitality and ALVA on a study of the impact of the VAT cut for hospitality and Attractions. This survey found that 74% of businesses considered that it was vital to their survival and that removing the reduction as planned on 1 April 2021 would result in 310,000 further job losses.

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2021 Budget Submission

Friday 15 January 2021, 11:48 AM

The Tourism Alliance Budget Submission focuses on the support and actions that tourism businesses need to survive help support the UK's economic recovery post Covid.

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Retained, Rebuilt, Resilient

Thursday 17 September 2020, 1:00 PM

The Tourism Alliance has developed a detailed paper on how Government can support the UK tourism industry, one of the UK's largest and most important sectors, through the Coronavirus Outbreak.

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Tourism Alliance Position on Sharing Economy Accommodation

Thursday 21 February 2019, 1:17 PM

Following the Report of the Tourism APPG on the Sharing Economy, the Tourism Alliance has developed it's position in regard to ensuring that all tourism accommodation is safe and legal for consumers and that there is a level playing field between operators.

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Submission to Lords Inquiry on Regenerating Seaside Towns

Thursday 25 October 2018, 1:09 PM

The Tourism Alliance has presented written evidence to the Lord's Select Committee Inquiry on Regenerating Seaside Towns emphasising the importance of tourism to the seaside economy and what actions need to be taken to encourage growth and investment.

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Proposals for Improving Visitor Visas to the UK

Friday 25 September 2015, 4:43 PM

The Tourism Allliance has been working with the Airport Operators Association and Virgin Atlantic on proposals for improving the the UK visitor visa offer than will boost visitor numbers and reduce Home Office costs.

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Tourism Alliance Submission on Sunday Trading

Thursday 24 September 2015, 3:57 PM

The Tourism Alliance has provided a submission supporting proposals to devolve powers on Sunday Trading but proposes that changes should come through applications from the local business community so that the reules are relaxed only where there are benefits to tourism businesses and destinations.

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Visa Policy Statement

Wednesday 04 September 2013, 4:46 PM

The UK?s inbound tourism sector suffers in relation to competitor destinations in Europe due to the UK being outside the Schengen zone and visa-requiring nationals therefore having to gain two visas in order to undertake a European holiday. As a result, many visitors from major growth markets such as China, Russia and India exclude the UK from their European itineraries. To overcome this lack of competitiveness, the UK visa processing service must be improved to show the UK as a welcoming and open destination for tourists.

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Package Travel Directive Policy Statement

Wednesday 04 September 2013, 3:18 PM

The Package Travel Directive exists to protect people travelling overseas. However, small domestic tourism businesses selling value-added products (ie.,accommodation with a ticket to a show) have to comply with the legislation even though no travel is being provided. Exempting these businesses from the legislation would provide an increase in domestic tourism of up to 27%, creating 74,000 local jobs for the UK economy.

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