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Culture & Tourism / 16 July 2015

BBPA welcomes new Government Tourism strategy and calls for fast action to cut red tape

Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association Brigid Simmonds OBE today welcomed the Government’s new five point plan to boost tourism across Britain.

The five point plan aims to promote places in the UK outside of London as great places to visit for international visitors through a new inter-ministerial group. The group aims to ensure Britain has the right infrastructure in place to make it easy for visitors to discover the best of what Britain has to offer.

The plan focuses on key areas such as a better coordinated tourism sector, skills and jobs, common sense regulation, transport and an improved welcome.

The BBPA looks forward to working with UK partners to promote pubs across the UK as a vital part of the tourism industry.

Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds comments:

“Offering great hospitality, accommodation and entertainment, pubs are right at the heart of British tourism and we welcome action to improve transport links, support our coastal towns and cut red tape.

“With so many Government Departments engaging with hospitality businesses, it is vital that the Government is joined-up and focused on cutting costs to business and promoting the UK as a great destination for tourists.”

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