UK Government unveils Tourism Recovery Plan, with business events on the agenda

Joe Gallop | CMW

The UK Government has unveiled its new Tourism Recovery Plan to help the sector build back better from the pandemic, which includes benefits for the business events industry, such as investment in the sector around the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. A review into how the UK’s Destination Management Offices are run is also underway and this could yield further benefit to the business travel and events industry. The plan aims to recover domestic tourism to pre-pandemic levels by 2022 and international tourism by 2023, which the Government says is at least a year faster than independent forecasts predict. The scheme includes a new rail pass and vouchers for popular tourist attractions. A £10m voucher scheme will be launched by The National Lottery this autumn to encourage trips beyond the peak summer season, with players having the chance to claim vouchers to redeem at tourist attractions across the UK between September 2021 and March 2022. A rail pass for “staycationers” will be launched later in the year. The new pass will build on the BritRail pass, which is sold through VisitBritain and currently gives international visitors flexible travel across the country, as well as providing discounted entry to tourism attractions. Data...

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