Conservatives join chorus of disapproval at VisitBritain job cuts

08 May 2007 by
Conservatives join chorus of disapproval at VisitBritain job cuts

The Conservative Party has joined the chorus of disapproval at VisitBritain's move to cut up to 55 jobs as part of a restructuring initiative.

The Liberal Democrats described last week's move as "disastrous" while industry bodies such as the Tourism Alliance and UKinbound also attacked the decision.

Anne Milton, shadow tourism minister, today said: "Job cuts from an organisation that is there to promote Britain just about sums up the Government's attitude to tourism.

"With the tourism deficit having risen from £4b to a record £18b under Labour, this news will cause fresh concern across the British tourist industry.

"During this crucial run-up to the 2012 Olympics we need clear leadership and a strong vision for tourism in the UK," she added.

For more on this story see this week's Caterer, out on Thursday

VisitBritain to promote British countryside>>

Labour has ignored tourism industry say Conservatives>>

New VisitBritain role shows signs of neglect>>

By Daniel Thomas

E-mail your comments to Daniel Thomas]( and VisitBritain jobcuts) here.

Get your copy of Caterer and Hotelkeeper every week -

[Sudoku]( "A new puzzle every day!") Join the craze and play Sudoku online!
[Newswire For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail news alerts.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking