MPs call for review of tax burden on tourism industry

Reductions in VAT and Air Passenger Duty would offer better value for tourists, an influential committee of MPs says in a report published today (Thursday). Government is not giving sufficient recognition to the central role of tourism in the economic activity and life of the country, according to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee. Most importantly, it says tourism needs a stronger voice in government. It recommends that the government analyses the impact of APD on the UK’s tourism in... »

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ALVA chief calls on politicians to recognise value of tourism

Image via Shutterstock The head of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions today called on po... »

Anniversaries and events offer massive opportunities for English tourism

By James Berresford, chief executive, VisitEngland This year is a great opportunity for English tourism and I urge the sector to capitalise on the exceptional number of high profile anniversaries and events lined up across the UK. One of the biggest ...

Bobi offers Birmingham complex preview

Details about a new £150 million hospitality, retail and entertainment complex in Birmingham will be revealed at Best of Britain & Ireland (Bobi) next month. Resorts World Birmingham will give delegates more information about its 50-unit outlet s...