Tourism Industry Council

The Tourism Industry Council is a collaboration between government and the tourism industry focusing on improving the tourism sector and the visitor economy as a whole.

Contents

  1. Role of the group
  2. Membership
  3. Terms of Reference
  4. Minutes

Role of the group

The Tourism Council is an industry-led board composed of employers and small businesses and representative organisations from the tourism industry. The Council will act as a sounding board and point of dialogue between Ministers and the industry to support the implementation of the Tourism Recovery Plan (TRP). The Council will also support the inter-Ministerial Group on the Visitor Economy.

Membership

Council members are leading figureheads drawn from across the Tourism industry including attractions, hospitality, accommodation, aviation, transport and businesses both large and small whose services are actively marketed to inbound, outbound and domestic travellers.

The council is co-chaired by the Minister for Sports, Tourism and Heritage and Karin Sheppard, IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Managing Director for Europe and a member of IHG’s Regional Senior Leadership Team for Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa.

Tim Alderslade - Airlines UK

Steve Cassidy - Hilton

Joss Croft - UK Inbound

Marc Crothall - Scottish Tourism Alliance

Kathryn Davies - Visit West

Bernard Donoghue - Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA)

Emma English - British Educational Travel Association

Paul Flaum - Bourne Leisure

Sarah Green - NewcastleGateshead Initiative

Michael Hirst OBE - Events Industry Board

Kurt Janson - Tourism Alliance

Ian Leete - Local Government Association

Jane Longhurst - former CEO, Meetings Industry Association

Emma McClarkin - British Beer and Pub Association

Kate Nicholls - UKHospitality

Shomik Panda - Short Term Accomodation Association

Ros Pritchard OBE - British Holiday & Home Parks Association

Robert Shaw - Coach Tourism Association

Karin Sheppard - IHG

Allen Simpson - London & Partners

Joanne Stuart - Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance

Mark Tanzer - ABTA

Sean Taylor - Zip World

Dan Thurlow - Association of Event Venues / Scottish Events Campus

Dave Turnbull - UNITE

Nick Varney - Merlin Entertainments

David Weston - B&B Association

Nigel Wilkinson - Windermere Lake Cruises

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

Minutes

The Tourism Council Minutes note 17/03/ 2015

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The Tourism Council Meeting Note 13/01/16

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The Tourism Council Meeting note 24/05/16

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The Tourism Council Meeting note 05/09/16

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The Tourism Council Meeting note 23/11/16

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Tourism Industry Council Minutes 27/09/2017

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Tourism Industry Council minutes 12/06/2018

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Tourism Industry Council minutes 27/03/2019

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Tourism Industry Council minutes 19/06/2019

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Tourism Industry Council minutes 24/02/2020

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