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Plan launched to safeguard Snowdon from increased tourism

A plan to protect the Welsh mountain of Snowdon from increased tourism has been unveiled by the National Park Authority.
 

BHA calls for government support after study suggests hospitality sector could create 500,000 jobs in next five years

Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the British Hospitality Association (BHA), has called on the government to support the sector by cutting tourism VAT and helping to reduce its reliance on EU workers.
 

VisitBritain celebrates literary legends with new tourism campaign

VisitBritain has launched a new campaign aiming to boost visitor numbers in the UK, announcing a year of literary milestones dubbed “Magical Britain”.
 

Airbnb introduces €5m Community Tourism Programme

Home-sharing platform Airbnb has announced plans to invest €5m (US$5.6m, £4.4m) into a new Community Tourism Programme – a project designed to “use innovation to help preserve and boost the best of local customs, traditions and landmarks that make communities unique.”
 

DCMS shakeup sees John Glen appointed to oversee arts, heritage and tourism

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced a shakeup of its ministerial team, with Salisbury MP John Glen being handed the role of parliamentary undersecretary for arts, heritage and tourism.
 

Tourism Ireland names new head of Great Britain

With a weakened pound keeping British visitors away from Ireland, the country’s national tourism body has announced the appointment Julie Wakely to oversee its UK offices.
 

Varney calls on new government to shake up "undervalued" tourism sector

Merlin Entertainments chief Nick Varney has said the next UK government must hand over responsibility for promoting tourism to a new department, saying the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) had made it a “second-tier priority”.
 

Cornish prison attraction hopes for £12m makeover, plus hotel

The transformation of a famous former prison into a visitor centre and 63-bedroom hotel is making tracks in Bodmin, Cornwall.
 

Attractions heads urged to review protocols following Manchester terrorist attack

Tourism expert Ken Robinson has urged attractions bosses to review government guidelines on counter terrorism following this week’s bombing of Manchester Arena.
 

Outbound travel from the UK to be worth £54bn by 2020

UK citizens will make 80m outbound trips by 2020, with the market projected to reach a value of £54bn (US$70bn, €62bn), according to a new study on outbound travel statistics for Britain.

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