TMI submission to the Environmental Audit Committee Sustainable Tourism Inquiry
18th October 2019
The TMI has submitted evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee Sustainable Tourism Inquiry
Whilst we do not know the future of the Inquiry given the current volatile political circumstances, the subject will remain relevant.
Scope of the inquiry
The Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry into sustainable tourism, is looking at both the impacts of tourism and travel on the environment and how these can be reduced.
What can the Government do to support a sustainable inbound tourism industry in the UK?
'Whilst welcoming the enquiry, we do query why it is heavily focused on inbound and outbound tourism and appears to ignore domestic tourism. We would argue that most inbound tourism takes place in London which, overall, is well geared up to absorb large numbers of tourists. It has the infrastructure and the clear majority travel by public transport. Elsewhere inbound tourism probably represents less than 5%-10% of the tourism market apart from in a few hotspots. Therefore, the domestic market and day visits, generate a far larger impact. These impacts affect some of our most precious and vulnerable environments.’
The full submission can be seen here.