Tourism Society welcomes new culture secretary and tourism minister

Tourism Society welcomes new culture secretary and tourism minister

The appointments of new culture secretary John Whittingdale (pictured) and sport and tourism minister Tracey Crouch have been welcomed by the Tourism Society.

But the trade body called on the new government to ensure that Crouch maintains her tourism role for the long term within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Tourism Society chairman, Sandra Matthews-Marsh, said: "We congratulate John Whittingdale and Tracey Crouch on their appointments and look forward to working with them.

“Both have a track record of showing support for the industry and we will be keeping them appraised of the views of our members on tourism issues.

“The new government's five-year term will prove to be extremely interesting for the tourism industry with major projects such as airport expansion and HS1 in the spotlight.

“It is also the Society's hope that the new tourism minister's tenure will be a long one by comparison to past appointments to this post," she added.

Airport capacity and high speed rail are among the issued to be debated at the Tourism Society’s tourism symposium in Kent on June 1-2.

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