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Tourism Sector Deal Conference 18th September 2019

Three members of the TMI Exec were at yesterday’s event on the Tourism Sector Deal, representing the TMI. For those that were unable to attend the Tourism Deal Conference in Birmingham yesterday, here are a few key points from Kurt Janson.

Date: 19th September 2019

Helen Whately appointed Britain’s new Tourism Minister

It will come as little surprise to anyone that we have a new Tourism Minister – Helen Whately. This has come about as a result of Rebecca Pow joining DEFRA following the former Resources and Waste Minister, Therese Coffey, moving to the DWP.

Date: 13th September 2019

9 million announced to get ports and local areas ready for Brexit

£5 million will be given to local councils which either have or are near to a major air, land or sea port and £4 million to local resilience forums. An extra £9 million will be made available to ensure local areas and major ports are ready for Brexit, Local Government Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP announced. A total of £5 million will be given to local councils which either have or are near to a major air, land or sea port to ensure they will continue to operate efficiently when the UK leaves the EU on 31 October.

Date: 3rd September 2019

UK.gov opens 250k competition to tackle first-world problem of crap conference Wi-Fi

The competition is part of the government's Tourism Sector Deal: an attempt to help Britain attract more international business events.

Date: 3rd September 2019

Overseas travel and tourism: April and May 2019 provisional results

Visits to the UK by overseas residents, visits abroad by UK residents and spending by travellers, using provisional passenger traffic data. The recently published provisional International Passenger Survey (IPS) figures for April and May show a decline of 8% and 6% by volume and 14% and 1% by value respectively on the same periods in 2018.

Date: 3rd September 2019

Nick Bond appointed as new Executive Director for the Islands’ Partnership; new strategic partnerships secured for another three years

The Islands’ Partnership, the official Destination Management Organisation and business lead for the Isles of Scilly, is delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Bond as its new Executive Director. 

Date: 30th August 2019