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Stressing Tourism's importance in Wales ...UK budget and the May Elections.
In a normal year there are normally c9.3 million overnight tourist trips to Wales by GB residents and tourists spend more than £17 million a day in Wales, amounting to c£6.3 billion a year. (Aug 2018, Visit Wales)
The pandemic, Brexit and UK & Wales Government fiscal and statutory management present challenges for our tourism industry, both in terms of recovery and growth. The Welsh Government and Industry need to be proactive if any emerging opportunities are to be seized following the Pandemic. We are all aware that the business environment will be tough - but we must be ready, for example, we need to be able to pick up demand from the so called ‘Staycations’ market.
We all need to be ready, government and industry alike. It is a time when the rules are being re-written. Let it be done in a way which realises the potential of our industry and wider visitor economy. If you are a business and are concerned about VAT, the loss of Furlough or Non Domestic Business Rates the attached is a template letter that you can adapt and send to your local Welsh MP before the next UK budget...
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