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Rural tourism policy in Scotland and Wales examined

29 March 2017

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee examines the rural tourism experience and broadband as it continues its ongoing inquiry into rural tourism in England.


Wednesday 29 March 2017, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 2.15pm

  • Dr Manon Antoniazzi, Director, Culture, Sport and Tourism, Welsh Government
  • Gerwyn Evans, Head of Tourism Development, Welsh Government
  • Bettina Sizeland, Deputy Director, Tourism and Major Events, Scottish Government
  • Richard Walsh, Senior Tourism Policy Advisor, Scottish Government

At 3pm

  • Kim Mears, Managing Director, Infrastructure Delivery, BT Openreach
  • Andrew Field, Superfast Broadband Programme Director
  • Professor Barry Forde, Chief Executive, Broadband for the Rural North Ltd
  • David Broom, Head of Business Development, WiSpire Ltd

Purpose of the session

The session examines:

  • Rural tourism policy in Scotland and Wales, and any lessons that can be learned for English rural tourism policy
  • Government support for rural broadband
  • The challenges in providing broadband to rural tourism businesses

Further information

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