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Tourism (Press Releases)

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many press releases on tourism her Department has issued since April. (95647)

The Department has issued one tourism-specific press release since April 2006. It has also issued a number of press releases relating to tourism as well as other areas; and on areas that are a key part of our tourism industry, such as licensing, heritage and culture.

VisitBritain, funded by grant in aid from the Department, has issued 81 press releases since April. These have covered the promotion of England and Britain as a tourism destination, VisitBritain’s responsibility to help the British tourism industry address the media more effectively, and activity to raise the value of the visitor economy.