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Palestine: Tourism

Volume 593: debated on Thursday 3 September 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they are considering appropriate guidance for tourists organisations in the United Kingdom to support tourism in Palestine in the context of the Millennium Jubilee and of the Bethlehem 2000 project. [HL2984]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
(Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

The Palestinian authorities are very active in bringing these and other events to the attention of tourist, cultural and business organisations around the world. The Palestinian Delegate General in London is an energetic and effective part of that exercise. He is aware that he and his colleagues have the support of the UK and its EU partners for these efforts.These events are likely to generate significant interest in travel to the region at the time of the millennium, and we will continue to ensure that our consular guidance to tourist organisations and individual travellers is accurate and relevant.