The comments made by Alex Sobel, the Shadow Tourism Minister, on 1 June 2021.
Before last year, the UK tourism industry employed 3.3 million people and generated revenue of £155.4 billion per year.
Tourism is vital to the British economy but is facing its biggest challenge in living memory. We still haven’t seen the Tourism Recovery Plan while great swathes of this sector have been excluded from the government’s schemes.
We need a plan to keep businesses going, not to encourage them to close.