The Liberal Democrats have unveiled proposals to help revitalise the British tourism industry.
Measures in the motion, which was voted on yesterday at the Liberal Democrat autumn conference, include:
- Establishing a permanent Cabinet sub-committee on tourism
- Creating an English Tourist Board like those for Scotland and Wales
- Improving public transport
- Developing local destination management organisations to help create effective tourism strategies
Don Foster (above), Liberal Democrat spokesman for Culture, Media and Sport, said: "Labour has neglected tourism in this country for far too long. They've made cuts to VisitBritain's budget, hiked the price of visas, and repeatedly delayed the Olympic tourism plan.
"By investing in public transport, strengthening the role of tourism within government, and improving energy efficiency, we can develop a world-class tourism industry in this country."
By Daniel Thomas