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UKinbound welcomes new Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Published: 09 Jan 2018

UKinbound has welcomed Matt Hancock as the newly appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Chief Executive Deirdre Wells said, "We look forward to working with Matt, whose previous experience within DCMS and as the Minister of State for Business and Enterprise will be particularly valuable in supporting DCMS' largest economic sector - tourism.

"Our industry needs strong leadership to ensure continued development and growth of the inbound tourism sector, and I'm confident Matt will provide this."

In a letter to the new Secretary of State, UKinbound has reiterated the key issues the tourism sector faces and the reforms required. These include:

  • An immigration and visa system that's flexible to business needs
  • Access to a skilled workforce
  • Abolition of Air Passenger Duty
  • A strong Tourism Sector Deal
  • A strong narrative promoting the UK as a welcoming destination
Wells continued,"UKinbound would like to thank the former Secretary of State, Karen Bradley, for her support for the sector and to with her well in her new appointment."

 

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