Sir Hugo Swire MP joined Tourism Minister Michael Ellis to shine a spotlight on the country’s tourism industry in a week devoted to travel and exploration during English Tourism Week 30 March - 7 April 2018.
Sir Hugo Swire, Member of Parliament for East Devon, joined Tourism Minister Michael Ellis MP for a drop-in session on 2nd April to celebrate English Tourism Week and to meet with representatives of the national tourist board VisitBritain/VisitEngland, to hear about the opportunities tourism presents for the economy.
Now in its eighth year, English Tourism Week raises the profile and showcases the benefits of the tourism industry to local communities and the economy.
English Tourism Week is particularly special this year, as we celebrate 50 years as the British Tourist Authority. The Development of Tourism Act was passed in 1969 and VisitBritain/VisitEngland are using this milestone to look back on the importance of tourism progression and its value to destinations across the nations and regions, local businesses and to champion the future of tourism as one of the UK’s biggest drivers of economic growth and employment.