Following latest UK Govt. announcements there has been some moves of ministerial portfolios in DCMS. Julia Lopez MP (for Hornchurch and Upminister) will be taking on the responsibility for tourism, alongside media and creative industries and also, alongside responsibilities for data and digital infrastructure in the newly formed Department for Science, Innovation and Technology. The Minister has been with DCMS since September 2021 although this is the first time she will hold the tourism portfolio. The WTA warmly welcome the new Minister to her new portfolio and the team at DSIT.