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The Environmental Audit Select Committee has announced an Inquiry into Sustainable Tourism

The Environmental Audit Select Committee has announced that it is launching an inquiry into Sustainable Tourism and is seeking written evidence by 13th Sept.  

Date: 18th July 2019

Destination Prioritisation at Tourism Alliance AGM

Today (16 July) TMI representatives attended the AGM of the Tourism Alliance – known as ‘Tourism’s Voice’ – of which we are active members. There were two guest speakers, and in a mixed audience of representatives from all sectors of tourism what was apparent was their prioritisation of tourism structures and DMOs.

Date: 17th July 2019

Tourism Alliance Survey

As part of ongoing work on the Government’s Immigration White Paper, the Tourism Alliance is supporting work that UKinbound is undertaking to gather detailed information and evidence on EU salary and skill levels within the tourism/hospitality workforce via a survey to all the members of the main tourism and hospitality trade associations.  We would be grateful if members could complete this survey by Friday 26th July 2019. 

Date: 16th July 2019

Chinese tourism in UK up by 133% TripAdvisor

A new travel trends study by TripAdvisor reveals that travellers from China are on the rise, and show no sign of slowing when it comes to visiting the UK. The study examines the fastest growing inbound markets for the UK, based on traveller interest in UK destinations on the world’s largest travel site, as well as looking at the ratings given to hotels, restaurants, and attractions by travellers and guests.

Date: 16th July 2019

Interpreting History: what works? What next?

England’s Historic Cities are staging a ground breaking one-day conference at the Alexandra Palace on 19th September. Called Interpreting History: what works? What’s next? it is for anyone working in destinations, visitor attractions and the cultural sector as well as students and academics who are interested in finding out about the latest and most effective interpretation techniques and technologies.  

Date: 16th July 2019

Value of Breaks for Ordinary Working Families

The Family Holiday Association has just published a research report into the benefits of holidays and short breaks as part of a wider programme of work to understand the level of insecurity faced by Ordinary Working Families. The value of holidays research has been carried out by Nottingham Trent University and indicates a number of ways in which holidays and short breaks contribute to the general health and well being of parents and children, including a positive impact on mental health, strengthening family relationships and providing new social and cultural experiences for children and adults.

Date: 2nd July 2019