VisitBritain has carried out a rapid and extensive consultation across the sector with major industry players, who were instrumental in the design of the Tourism Sector Deal, including the Wales Tourism Alliance. After setting out the impact so far and current economic modelling on the likely impact of continued lockdown or social distancing, the paper proposes actions for government across four workstreams:
1. Timelines: Understanding the lead-in times needed for businesses to get up and running, helping to accurately phase the lockdown withdrawal.
2. People: Considering what policies need to be in place to best protect jobs, retain skills, and keep our colleagues and customers safe, as restrictions are lifted.
3. Regulation: Establish what pressures can be lifted to aid the recovery of businesses, and adapt to new ways of working and travelling.
4. Long term future: Using the Sector Deal outcomes to prepare the sector for a new era of travel and to support in the levelling up of communities across the UK - through data sharing, product development, and reducing the outbound deficit.
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