Impacts on the UK tourism industry from COVID-19 (Coronavirus) examined
14 May 2020
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee hears evidence from leaders across the UK tourism industry on how their sector has been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Watch Parliament TV: Impact of COVID-19 on DCMS Sectors - Tourism
- Inquiry: Impact of Covid-19 on DCMS sectors
- Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Tuesday 19 May 2020, this session will have remote participation by witnesses and Committee members
- Patricia Yates, Acting Chief Executive Officer, VisitBritain/VisitEngland
- Bernard Donoghue, Director, Association of Leading Visitor Attractions
- Samantha Richardson, Director, National Coastal Tourism Academy
- Hilary McGrady, Director-General, National Trust
- Ros Pritchard OBE, Director General, British Holiday and Home Park Association
Purpose of the session
The session will explore the financial impact of the lockdown restrictions imposed in the UK, how the sector can recover, how visitor attractions will gain the trust of consumers in terms of safety arrangements as well as the way in which the sector has diversified during this period.
The Committee will also consider the impact of any increase in demand facing UK holiday destinations, such as the coast or caravan and camp sites, should more restrictions be lifted and people encouraged to go on holiday in the UK.
Image: Matt Buck/Commons Wikimedia