10th August 2015

New Government Five Point Plan for Tourism

New Government Five Point Plan for Tourism

On July 17th 2015 David Cameron launched a new plan aimed at encouraging the spread of tourism's benefits right across the country.

A new cross-ministerial group, headed by the Culture Secretary John Whittingdale, and including ministers from across government, including the Department for Communities and Local Government, BIS, DEFRA, Home Office, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will focus on five key areas.

These 5 key areas are:

  • A better co-ordinated sector: "the sector is too fragmented - we want to see local attractions and tourism organisations collaborating to grow the sector for everyone not competing."
  • Skills and jobs: "Driving and retaining talent in the sector to encourage growth."
  • Common sense regulation: "Reforming regulation sensibly to drive competition and improve the tourism offer for visitors."
  • Transport: "Forging innovative links between the transport and tourism sectors to help visitors travel outside of the capital."
  • An improved welcome: "Delivering a world class welcome at the Border."

Read the DCMS announcement here, and read the plan itself here.

Shropshire Tourism welcomes this new plan and wholeheartedly supports the principle of working together to bring about greater co-ordination of the tourism industry and promote a strong unified voice for Shropshire.

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