Tourism: Coastal Areas

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 21st June 2010.

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Photo of Simon Kirby Simon Kirby Conservative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what his policy is on the encouragement of tourism in seaside towns and cities; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of John Penrose John Penrose Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)

The seaside remains an important part of our visitor economy. We recently announced a goal to increase the proportion of UK residents' tourism spend that goes on domestic holidays to 50% of their total tourism spend at home and abroad, and coastal destinations and attractions can contribute significantly to that achievement. VisitEngland are currently developing a seaside resorts action plan, as part of their broader planning to improve the growth and competitiveness of the visitor economy.

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Graham Tayler
Posted on 23 Jun 2010 7:23 am (Report this annotation)

But what is VisitScotland and Visit Wales doing? Nothing? Or has John Penrose forgotten about Scotland and Wales?