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Tourism Alliance 10-point policy plan to grow tourism and boost UK economy

Thursday 15 December 2022, 2:21 PM

The Tourism Alliance has today published a 10-point policy agenda for 2023. Each of the policies it outlines would boost tourism and help the UK economy recovery from Covid and the cost-of-living crisis.

The ten policies 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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New passport rules have scuppered EU school visits; Market dives 83% costing UK plc over £700m/yr

Thursday 10 November 2022, 2:02 PM

10 November 2022

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Tourism Alliance Announce New Executive Director

Tuesday 01 November 2022, 8:12 PM
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UK Tourism Statistics 2019

Friday 20 September 2019, 8:53 AM

This new publication shows that the UK tourism industry has grown by £18.5bn since 2016. This 14.5% growth brings the total expenditure by tourists in the UK to £149.5bn, making tourism one of the UK’s largest and most successful industries. Download UK Tourism Statistics 2019

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PTR Press Release

Monday 23 October 2017, 11:53 AM

Tourism Alliance calls on Government to cut EU red tape

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£40m Discover England Fund Set to Create Thousands of New Jobs

Thursday 26 November 2015, 9:13 AM

The announcement of a new £40m Discover England Fund in the Autumn Statement to support the Government?s new Five Point Plan for Tourism is set to boost regional economic growth and creating thousands of new jobs over the next three years.

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The Tourism Alliance Welcomes Low Cost Visas

Wednesday 21 October 2015, 1:23 PM

The Tourism Alliance welcomes the announcement by the Prime Minister that the cost of long-term visas for Chinese visitors to the UK will be significantly reduced in order to boost tourism.

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Press Release of Scottish Settlement

Tuesday 03 February 2015, 6:28 PM

The Tourism Alliance welcomes the Scottish Settlement and the plans of the Scottish Government to reduce APD. However, there is the prospect that this will distoet the aviation market in Northern England

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Tourism Industry Welcomes £2m Tourism Fund

Wednesday 05 March 2014, 1:46 PM

The UK tourism industry has welcomed the announcement by Government that it is establishing a £2m fund to support tourism businesses affected by recent flooding and storms.

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European Ruling Set to Damage UK Tourism Industry

Monday 13 January 2014, 10:05 AM

A European Court of Justice ruling is set to damage the growth of the UK tourism industry by force British companies to relocate overseas. The ruling states that Business-to-Business sales of tourism packages are now subject to TOMS, which makes having a business based in the UK uneconomic.

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