ABTA drums up support for UK tourism in parliament

19th Feb 2013
ABTA drums up support for UK tourism in parliament

Research revealed by ABTA today shows that over three quarters of MPs believe the government should do more to develop domestic, inbound and outbound tourism in order to create new jobs.

Seven in ten MPs also agree that the government should give equal importance to all tourism sectors: domestic, inbound and outbound, a rise of two per cent from a poll of MPs a year earlier.

The findings come ahead of the launch of ABTA’s new Tourism Mix Manifesto, which will highlight the potential that the travel and tourism industry has to create jobs and growth across the whole of the UK economy. 

The manifesto will put forward positive policy proposals that the Government could adopt to drive growth in all three tourism sectors:  domestic, inbound and outbound.

The manifesto will be launched on the February 27th at the house of commons, with an introduction from the tourism minister Hugh Robertson.

Luke Pollard, head of public affairs, ABTA said: “The tourism industry has an incredible potential to employ more people and contribute more to the UK’s economic recovery if the right policies are put in place by ministers.

“Whether inbound, domestic or outbound, ABTA is keen to see travel and tourism businesses grow and prosper.

“It is promising to see so many MPs agreeing with ABTA about the need for Government to do more to support all sectors of our industry.”


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