Inquiry status: inquiry concluded.

All parts of the United Kingdom have much to offer tourists, foreign and domestic alike. An overarching theme of this inquiry is to examine ways in which this potential can be developed for the benefit of both local economies and the country as a whole. 

The inquiry considers, among other things: encouraging tourism outside London, consolidating and building on London’s success as a tourist destination, reversing a long-term decline in seaside destinations, the application of taxes and fees to visitors from overseas, for example in relation to VAT, Air Passenger Duty, visa and other costs, and visa and border arrangements.

Tourism: terms of reference



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