Chair of the WTA welcomes the UK Government announcement that they will be taking forward the Tourism Industry bid
The Secretary of State, Jeremy Wright has announced that the Government will take forward the Tourism Bid under the UK Industrial Strategy. There are six sector deals in place, 'if' this finally goes ahead then this will be the seventh and gives the tourism industry the recognition it needs and deserves. We say, 'if' as there are still detailed negotiations required until the deal can be signed-off. Detail for the proposals in the bid document will now need to be hammered out, match funding and industry commitment found. Therefore, considerable work is still required on what exactly is needed to boost skills, jobs and productivity.
Andrew Campbell, Chair of the WTA remarked, 'Whilst we welcome and recognise this important milestone, we are well aware there is still a great deal of work to be done before we see the final bid'.
It is hoped a final deal will be ready by the end of the first quarter next year and thereby implemented as soon as is possible after Brexit.