Walpole welcomes UK government’s Tourism Sector Deal

Walpole is delighted to support the new Tourism Sector Deal, announced today, which sets out how the government and industry will work in partnership to boost productivity, develop the skills of the UK workforce and support destinations to enhance their desirability to visitors.

We welcome the recognition of the importance of the tourism sector and the Government backing through the Tourism Deal, which will help boost tourism spend by £9.5 billion. British luxury brands are a major contributor to the appeal of UK, with visitors spending £4.5 billion on luxury goods in Great Britain each year.”
Charlotte Keesing, Director of Walpole

Read the full Tourism Sector Deal by clicking here.

The United Kingdom is rich in cultural heritage; it offers landscapes of outstanding natural beauty as well as vibrant city life and urban attractions. From the one thousand years of history of the Tower of London to the unique Giant’s Causeway clifftop experience in Northern Ireland, UK tourism offers enduring memories and experiences for both domestic and inbound visitors. In 2018, the UK attracted 38 million international visitors and this number is expected to grow by a quarter by 2025. Tourism is our calling card to the world, and it has never been more important to ensure that Britain continues to be a world-class destination competing for global business. This Sector Deal backs our small businesses, our entrepreneurs and our innovators. It sets out an ambitious agenda that will deliver the increases in productivity and investment that will benefit local economies right across the country.

Walpole’s annual Trade Mission to the US is one of the key ways we are driving tourism to the UK, as we bring a large delegation of members to New York to showcase the unique and exceptional qualities of Britain’s luxury brands in the most important market for luxury. Please click here to see how you can get involved. We also look forward to continuing our work with DCMS and Visit Britain to ensure the future growth of the UK’s tourism sector. (Pictured above: Spencer House).

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