UK Visitor Attractions

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham PPS (Mr Mike O'Brien, Solicitor General), Law Officers' Department

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support her Department is giving to visitor attractions in the UK.

Photo of Shaun Woodward Shaun Woodward Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Creative Industries & Tourism)

The Department works with the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions and the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers, and Attractions on a range of tourism issues.

VisitBritain also provides marketing support to the attractions sector, particularly through the prominent positions of leading national and regional attractions on its websites, and VisitBritain also supports the visitor attraction quality assurance scheme.

The Department also provides substantial grant in aid funding to the many publicly-owned cultural and other institutions which make up a significant element of the UK's attractions offer.

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