Michael Ellis appointed Tourism Minister

Michael Ellis, Tourism Minister
Michael Ellis, Tourism Minister

Following the Prime Minister’s recent cabinet reshuffle, Michael Ellis MP has been appointed Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism.

Michael Ellis MP, former deputy leader of the House of Commons, is the Conservative MP for Northampton North and takes over the role from John Glen MP, who during his seven-month tenure showed considerable support for the tourism industry and commitment to securing a strong Tourism Sector Deal. He also attended a number of UKinbound events including a Parliamentary Reception and the UKinbound World Travel Market Gala Dinner.

Responding to the recently published International Passenger Survey data that showed a tourism boom in the nations and regions outside London last year, the new Minister commented, “Promoting the UK as a must-visit destination to the rest of the world is paramount in ensuring that local areas can reap the benefits of tourism and I am committed to working with the sector to drive economic growth across the UK.”

Chief Executive Deirdre Wells said, “We would like to welcome Michael Ellis to his new role as Tourism Minister and look forward to working with him to ensure continued growth and development of the inbound tourism sector. UKinbound would also like to thank the former Tourism Minister John Glen for his fantastic support to our industry and we look forward to continuing this working relationship with the new Minister.”