Tourism After Brexit 2017

The Tourism Alliance has produced Tourism after Brexit to highlight the success of the UK tourism industry and identify the core policies that Government needs to adopt to ensure that the industry continues to provide growth and employment for the UK economy in a Post-Brexit environment.

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While all other major European tourism destinations apply a Reduced Rate of VAT to tourism products (averaging 10.5%), the UK applies the Standard Rate of 20%. This puts the UK at a severe competitive disadvantage. Reducing VAT to 5% on accommodation and attractions will create 80,000 jobs and provide a return to the Exchequer of £2.6 billion over 10 years.

The UK's Air Passenger Duty (APD) has risen over 360% since 2007 and is now the highest passenger tax in the world. Research by PWC shows that significantly reducing or abolishing APD would provide an immediate and lasting boost to UK economic growth and be revenue neutral for the Exchequer.

The £2.2bn Brexit Opportunity

The Tourism Alliance is calling on Government to take the opportunity to provide a £2.2bn boost to the UK tourism industry and create 40,000 new jobs by cutting unnecessary EU Red Tape which restricts domestic tourism growth through reforming the Package Travel Regulations to exclude Value-Added products.

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Tourism: Creating Growth and Employment

There are 3.1m tourism-related careers in the UK. This video shows the breadth of high value, high skilled employment provided by tourism

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Tourism is one of the UK's largest and fastest growing industries.

The video below highlights the enormous potential of the industry to provide growth and employment for the UK economy.

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Monday 23 October 2017

PTR Press Release

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Wednesday 24 May 2017

UK Tourism Statistics 2017

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Tuesday 23 May 2017

Tourism Alliance Rural Tourism Inquiry Evidence

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Monday 25 July 2016

Brexit Survey

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