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Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL54, tabled on 10 May 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with representatives of the tourism industry, including (1) the Tourism Alliance, (2) the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, (3) the London Blue Badge Guides, (4) the Institute of Tourist Guiding, (5) the Association of Professional Tourist Guides, and (6) the British Guild of Tourist Guides, to encourage the return of guided tours to the UK.

Answered on

23 May 2022

Her Majesty’s Government set out our Tourism Recovery Plan in June 2021. This set out our plans for a growing, dynamic, sustainable and world-leading tourism sector reaching its full potential and driving growth across all parts of the UK.

In developing that plan, we engaged with a range of representative groups, in particular through the Tourism Industry Council. We continue to engage with them as we deliver it, as well as with both VisitBritain and VisitEngland which are working with us to support the recovery of tourism across the country, including doing all that we can to ensure the return of guided tours.