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Tourism Minister John Glen welcomes new look Tourism Industry Council

Tourism Minister John Glen will co- chair his first meeting with the Tourism Industry Council on 27 September.

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The Tourism Industry Council acts as a key point of dialogue between government and the industry. The council meetings will be complemented by roundtables to enable the Minister to discuss specific policy issues with a broader array of tourism businesses and representatives.

The Council will be involved in identifying solutions to help the sector grow and ensuring that the tourism industry continues to make a direct contribution to the economy and increase the number of jobs created by the industry.

Tourism Minister John Glen said:

There is a huge amount of potential for growth within the tourism sector and this requires joined-up thinking between government and industry. The Tourism Industry Council is an important forum to develop this work and provide a strong voice for the industry, both nationally and internationally, as we prepare to leave the EU. I hope that by working together we can ensure the sustained success of the tourism sector so that it continues to be a major economic force in the UK.

The Membership of the Tourism Industry Council is:

  • Hilton
  • Events Industry Board
  • The Art School, Liverpool
  • Warner Bros Studios
  • AirBnB
  • Glazebrook House Hotel
  • Rabbies Tours
  • Airlines UK
  • British Hospitality Association
  • UK Inbound
  • Tourism Alliance
  • Countryside Land and Business Association
  • ABTA
  • People 1st
  • Association of Leading Visitor Attractions
  • Expedia
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Parkdean Holidays
  • B+B Association
Published 25 September 2017