UKinbound campaign day: supporting tourism now and post-Brexit

UKinbound Brexit campaign
UKinbound Brexit campaign

UKinbound is launching its new Brexit campaign on Tuesday 19 June, that will see a major programme of government and parliamentary engagement over the summer with three key aims:

  1. Raise awareness of the importance of the inbound tourism industry to the UK economy
  2. Demonstrate the urgent need to prioritise the inbound tourism industry in the Brexit negotiations
  3. Press for clarification from Government about the arrangements for access to the UK for both EU tourists and EU tourism workers post-Brexit

Members are invited to support our campaign day on 19 June, where we will be hosting three activities:

13:30 – Photocall at Old Palace Yard

A photocall with Tourism Minister Michael Ellis MP, UKinbound members, MPs and the media will mark the launch of the campaign. A large map of the UK showing regional visitor numbers and spend will highlight the importance of the inbound tourism industry to the UK economy.

We are encouraging as many members as possible to attend and to bring colleagues (in uniform if possible).

14:00 – Mass lobby of Parliament

After the photocall, UKinbound members will meet with their MPs in the House of Commons either by pre-arranged meeting or by using the Green Card system.

16:00 – Parliamentary Reception

We will be launching a brand new piece of research, carried out in conjunction with Canterbury Christ Church University, on the need for language skills within the UK’s inbound tourism industry.

We are asking members to encourage their MP to attend the Parliamentary Reception where they can hear more about the language skills report and of the challenges facing the inbound tourism industry post-Brexit.

Speakers include Tourism Minister Michael Ellis MP, Nigel Huddleston MP, Professor Mike Weed, Pro-Vice Chancellor at Canterbury Christ Church University, UKinbound Chief Executive Deirdre Wells, and Chairman Mark McVay.

If you would like to participate in the photocall and/or mass lobby, or would like advice and support in contacting your MP, please email Antonia Stratford.