BVEP - Business Visits and Events Partnership

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The Tourism Sector Deal - Building a world-class experience economy

DCMS has launched the Government's Tourism Sector Deal on 28th June 2019. Please find below a letter from the Secretary of State, concerning the publication of the Tourism Sector deal.

A link to the document itself can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tourism-sector-deal

A link to the International Business Events Action Plan can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-business-events-action-plan

Michael Hirst, BVEP Chairman commented: “The Events Industry Board and the Business Visits and Events Partnership welcome the announcement of a Tourism Sector Deal. We are delighted that business events future so prominently in the Deal with the supplementary publication of an International Business Events Action Plan. . This is a very positive endorsement of the importance of the sector to showcase the UK key economic sectors, grow trade, exports and inward investment. It will also generate additional international business visitors and improve productivity through the utilisation of capacity across the UK. The opportunity to increase skills and attract talent is strongly featured in the Deal as we move to a more competitive landscape.. The UK has always been a world-class destination for business events. Now there’s a greater opportunity to attract and grow more international events throughout Britain”.

You can watch a 60'' animation highlighting some key points from the deal here