Hospitality is about to get a well-deserved and much-needed shot in the arm, according to Theresa May's announcement of the multi-stranded tourism sector deal. Emma Lake and Katherine Price look at what it aims to offer the industry
The new, "transformational" sector deal for tourism and hospitality includes plans for a skills board, 10,000 new apprenticeships, 130,000 more hotel rooms and support for selected ‘tourism zones'.
Importantly, the deal also formally recognises the sector's importance to the economy as a whole and its status as a major employer.
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