Tourism Alliance Policies

Tourism Alliance Policies

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Proposals for Improving Visitor Visas to the UK

Friday 25 September 2015, 4:43 PM

The Tourism Allliance has been working with the Airport Operators Association and Virgin Atlantic on proposals for improving the the UK visitor visa offer than will boost visitor numbers and reduce Home Office costs.

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Tourism Alliance Submission on Sunday Trading

Thursday 24 September 2015, 3:57 PM

The Tourism Alliance has provided a submission supporting proposals to devolve powers on Sunday Trading but proposes that changes should come through applications from the local business community so that the reules are relaxed only where there are benefits to tourism businesses and destinations.

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Visa Policy Statement

Wednesday 04 September 2013, 4:46 PM

The UK?s inbound tourism sector suffers in relation to competitor destinations in Europe due to the UK being outside the Schengen zone and visa-requiring nationals therefore having to gain two visas in order to undertake a European holiday. As a result, many visitors from major growth markets such as China, Russia and India exclude the UK from their European itineraries. To overcome this lack of competitiveness, the UK visa processing service must be improved to show the UK as a welcoming and open destination for tourists.

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Package Travel Directive Policy Statement

Wednesday 04 September 2013, 3:18 PM

The Package Travel Directive exists to protect people travelling overseas. However, small domestic tourism businesses selling value-added products (ie.,accommodation with a ticket to a show) have to comply with the legislation even though no travel is being provided. Exempting these businesses from the legislation would provide an increase in domestic tourism of up to 27%, creating 74,000 local jobs for the UK economy.

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Aviation Capacity Policy Paper

Friday 30 August 2013, 3:57 PM

Tourism Alliance Aviation Capacity Policy Paper

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