Tourism: Finance

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Don Foster Don Foster Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effect of the Comprehensive Spending Review settlement with VisitBritain on his Department's progress towards the target of creating a £100 billion tourism industry by 2010.

Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

holding answer 1 February 2008

VisitBritain is currently leading a Strategic Review of the £350 million that the public sector puts into tourism support across the UK. The Review includes a full consideration of the best use of VisitBritain's funding allocation in supporting the tourism industry, and increasing its turnover faster than would be the case without marketing and other support at national level.

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