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Daylight Saving Campaign

Thursday 28 October 2010, 4:57 PM

The Tourism Alliance is supporting Rebecca Harris' private member's bill to introduce daylight saving for a trial 3 year period.

Research shows that this would provide numerous benefits including increased tourism employment, reduced fatalities on the roads, reduced carbon emissions and increased outdoor activity.

  Download The campaign for Daylight Saving

Take Tourism Seriously

Monday 25 October 2010, 4:00 PM

As a result of the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review, the Government has decided to reduce VisitBritain's funding by 18% (£9m) over the next three years. This cut is the latest in a series of Government decisions that demonstrate the downgrading of tourism's importance to national policy.

Campaign for Lighter Evenings

Wednesday 02 April 2008, 12:55 PM

The Tourism Alliance supports the Campaign for Lighter Evenings THE PROPOSAL For the UK to undertake a system of Single/Double Summer Time (SDST) for a three year trial period in order to make better use of the hours of daylight that the country receives. This would mean moving the clocks two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in the summer (GMT+2) and one hour ahead of GMT in the winter (GMT+1). THE OUTCOME Moving to SDST means that the UK would have lighter evenings all year round. This would provide considerable environmental, road safety, health and leisure advantages which would significantly outweigh the disadvantages of darker mornings.

  Download Lighter Evenings Leaflet.pdf

Tourism Alliance Campaign

Monday 26 November 2007, 3:17 PM

As a result of the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review, the Government has decided to reduce VisitBritain’s funding by 18% (£9m) over the next three years. This cut is the latest in a series of Government decisions that demonstrate the downgrading of tourism’s importance to national policy. Over the last decade, there has been no increase in expenditure on overseas marketing, three major restructurings of the British Tourist Authority, English Tourist Board, English Tourism Council and VisitBritain and the erosion of government support for tourism at the national level.

About the Energy Saving (Daylight) Bill

Thursday 01 January 1970, 1:00 AM

Hi, I've read the briefing on this bill, posted on the front page of this site, and a similar briefing on another site and neither one cites a specific named source for the assertion that: "introducing SDST would reduce the demand for electricity by 3%, thereby cutting carbon emissions and reducing climate change" I don't believe this statement to be true.