Changes to the tourism landscape

Following the publication of the Prime Minister’s Five Point Plan for Tourism, we have announced a number of changes to strengthen co-ordination and collaboration across the tourism landscape.


The Tourism Landscape

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The Government has made the following changes:

  • Establishing an Inter-Ministerial Group on Tourism to co-ordinate and oversee action across Government, in addition to holding regular meetings with Tourism Ministers in the devolved administrations to join up action to grow tourism throughout the UK

  • Re-vamping the Tourism Industry Council, bringing Government and industry together to deliver on tourism policy

  • Establishing a new Events Industry Board to co-ordinate and enhance the UK offer on events and exhibitions, with the aim of holding more world class events in the UK by 2020

  • Changing the governance arrangements of VisitBritain and VisitEngland, ensuring they work collaboratively to enhance and grow tourism in Britain and England

  • Announcing a new Discover England fund to incentivise England’s c. 206 destination organisations to join up to build world class tourism experiences and products across England

Published 23 May 2016