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Tourism Alliance Submission on Visa Charging

Monday 09 December 2013, 11:25 AM

The Tourism Alliance has responded to the Home Offices consultation on Visa Pricing, agreeing with proposals that will provide more flexibility in setting fees. However, the Alliance warns that increased flexibility should not be at the expense of increased efficiency or improvements to core services.

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Submission on Changes to the VAT Retail Export Schme

Monday 09 December 2013, 11:16 AM

The Tourism Alliance supports the Government's proposals to modernise the Retail Export Scheme. Specifically, the Alliance is calling for the need for visitors to present identification while shopping to be removed and for the zero limit on reclaims to be retained.

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Aviation Policy Statement

Friday 21 September 2012, 5:48 PM

The lack of available capacity at UK airports puts the country at a considerable competitive disadvantage to other European destinations in terms of developing new routes, especially from emerging long haul tourism markets such as China and India.

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Letter to the Prime Minister

Friday 21 September 2012, 12:19 PM

The Tourism Alliance has written to the Prime Minister on the second anniversary of his landmark speech on tourism to say that the tourism industry has risen to the challenge and now generates £4bn pa of additional revenue for the UK economy. This is sufficient to generate 85,000 new jobs. However,the industry has the ability to provide further growth and employment if the Government address significant barrier to the industry such as visa processing, deregulation, VAT and APD. With the success of the Olympics, this is where Government priorities should be focused so that the legacy is maximised.

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Proposals to Improve Visa Processing in China

Thursday 16 February 2012, 7:14 PM

The UNTO predicts that almost 20% of the growth in international tourism over the next eight years will be from China, where outbound traffic is expected to reach 100m per year by 2020. Yet the UK's share of this market has declined by 60% since 2001 and France now receives eight times more visitors. This paper presents proposals on how the visa system can be modified to address this problem and generate growth from this important market.

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Impact of Daylight Saving on Rural Communities

Monday 16 January 2012, 3:23 PM

The Tourism Alliance has presented evidence to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee Inquiry on the impact of Daylight Saving stating how Rural Communities will benefit from increased tourism revenue and employment.

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Increasing the UK's Aviation Capacity

Monday 16 January 2012, 3:23 PM

The Government recently produced a scoping document for developing a new Aviation Strategy. The starting point for this scoping paper was that aviation should be able to grow, but to do so, it must be able to play its part in delivering our environmental goals and protecting the quality of life of local communities. This paper is the Tourism Alliance response to this scoping paper which sets out the need for aviation expansion in order to support tourism growth.

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APD costs the UK over £1bn per annum

Thursday 24 November 2011, 3:12 PM

A new assessment of the impact of Air Passenger Duty by the Tourism Alliance puts the cost at over £1bn and 23,000 jobs.

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Furnished Holiday Letting Consultation

Monday 01 November 2010, 11:41 AM

The Tourism Alliance agrees with the Government's position that the FHL Rules should only be available to legitimate self-catering businesses that are intended to be operated for profit and provide economic benefits to local communities.

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Tourism: Opportunities for Employment and Growth

Monday 25 October 2010, 4:06 PM

The tourism industry has a number of key attributes that make it ideal for rebalancing and rebuilding the UK economy.

The Tourism Alliance policy manifesto outlines how the Government can help improve the UK tourism industry's international competitiveness so that the benefits from the sector can be maximised.

  Download Tourism: Opportunities for Employment and Growth Brochure