Jane Imrie

Government unveils multi-million pound plans to drive recovery of UK tourism sector

The government has today unveiled plans to support the recovery of the UK’s tourism industry.

Plans include a £10m voucher scheme launched by The National Lottery this autumn to encourage trips beyond the peak summer season.

In addition, a rail pass for ‘staycationers’ will be launched later this year, aiming to make it easier and more sustainable for domestic tourists to get around the country.

Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston MP commented: “Our brilliant tourism sector is one of our country’s greatest assets, making a huge contribution to our economy and delivering jobs across all communities.

“This is why we’ve provided it with £25 billion in support so far during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Tourism Recovery Plan is our blueprint for how the sector can build back better from the pandemic, even faster than forecasts predict.

“It’s been a challenging year for the tourism sector, especially for our cities, but I know they stand ready to welcome visitors back and I encourage everyone to rediscover the UK’s fantastic tourism offer.”

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