UK Tourism Officials Ask Government to Receive International Visitors

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UK Tourism Officials Ask Government to Receive International Visitors TOURISM officials in the UK are calling on the government to allow international visitors to help the tourism sector. Officials are asking the government to allow international visitors to the UK to help tourism. According to the Independent newspaper, the heads of tourism bodies from across the UK have been calling on the government to step in to help the tourism industry. In a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, groups including Airlines UK, Association of International Retail, Cities Restart, New West End Company, Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance, Road Haulage Association Coaches, Tourism Alliance and UKinbound, called on him to ensure international travellers were allowed to the UK. Their letter said that restaurants, bars, hotels, shops, theatres and tourist attractions in cities across the UK may not be able to stay open if there are not enough international tourists. The groups demanded that Boris Johnson provide easy access to the UK for inbound visitors from green countries, introduces a cost-effective testing system, and provide funding for VisitBritain to start international marketing of the UK abroad. Joss Croft, CEO of UKinbound, said: “As we progress from step two to step three in the reopening roadmap it is critical that cities are not left behind as the country moves forward with recovery.” He added: “We cannot rely on domestic tourism to make up for the shortfall and spend of international visitors, especially in our cities.” He said: “We face the prospect of boarded up shops and restaurants, and the vibrant heart and soul of our cities disappearing if international visitors and their vital revenue doesn't return.” The news comes after Spain announced plans to introduce vaccine passports from June in an effort to help tourism this summer.
UK Tourism Officials Ask Government to Receive International Visitors TOURISM officials in the UK are calling on the government to allow international visitors to help the tourism sector. Officials are asking the government to allow international visitors to the UK to help tourism. According to the Independent newspaper, the heads of tourism bodies from across the UK have been calling on the government to step in to help the tourism industry. In a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, groups including Airlines UK, Association of International Retail, Cities Restart, New West End Company, Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance, Road Haulage Association Coaches, Tourism Alliance and UKinbound, called on him to ensure international travellers were allowed to the UK. Their letter said that restaurants, bars, hotels, shops, theatres and tourist attractions in cities across the UK may not be able to stay open if there are not enough international tourists. The groups demanded that Boris Johnson provide easy access to the UK for inbound visitors from green countries, introduces a cost-effective testing system, and provide funding for VisitBritain to start international marketing of the UK abroad. Joss Croft, CEO of UKinbound, said: “As we progress from step two to step three in the reopening roadmap it is critical that cities are not left behind as the country moves forward with recovery.” He added: “We cannot rely on domestic tourism to make up for the shortfall and spend of international visitors, especially in our cities.” He said: “We face the prospect of boarded up shops and restaurants, and the vibrant heart and soul of our cities disappearing if international visitors and their vital revenue doesn't return.” The news comes after Spain announced plans to introduce vaccine passports from June in an effort to help tourism this summer.. Image: Wikimedia

Tourism officials in the UK are calling on the government to allow international visitors to help the tourism sector.

OFFICIALS are asking the government to allow international visitors to the UK to help tourism.

According to the Independent newspaper, the heads of tourism bodies from across the UK have been calling on the government to step in to help the tourism industry.

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In a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, groups including Airlines UK, Association of International Retail, Cities Restart, New West End Company, Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance, Road Haulage Association Coaches, Tourism Alliance and UKinbound, called on him to ensure international travellers were allowed to the UK.

Their letter said that restaurants, bars, hotels, shops, theatres and tourist attractions in cities across the UK may not be able to stay open if there are not enough international tourists.

The groups demanded that Boris Johnson provide easy access to the UK for inbound visitors from green countries, introduces a cost-effective testing system, and provide funding for VisitBritain to start international marketing of the UK abroad.


Joss Croft, CEO of UKinbound, said: “As we progress from step two to step three in the reopening roadmap it is critical that cities are not left behind as the country moves forward with recovery.”

He added: “We cannot rely on domestic tourism to make up for the shortfall and spend of international visitors, especially in our cities.”

He said: “We face the prospect of boarded up shops and restaurants, and the vibrant heart and soul of our cities disappearing if international visitors and their vital revenue doesn’t return.”


The news comes after Spain announced plans to introduce vaccine passports from June in an effort to help tourism this summer.

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