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Tourism (Weather)

Volume 116: debated on Tuesday 12 May 1987

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asked the Paymaster General what information he has as to the strategies being developed by the tourism industry aimed at minimising the effects of the British weather on the level of tourism.

Both the English Tourist Board and the British Tourist Authority are giving high priority in their marketing and development strategies to initiatives which encourage all year round tourism. The ETB is able to consider financial assistance under section 4 of the Development of Tourism Act 1969 to encourage projects which provide all weather tourist facilities and amenities, such as indoor resort complexes, all-year-round holiday villages and indoor leisure facilities for all types of tourist accommodation.