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Brexit impact on tourism examined

16 February 2017

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee holds its second evidence session as part of its inquiry into the impact of Brexit on the creative industries, tourism and the digital single market.

Witnesses

Tuesday 21 February 2017, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 10.30am

  • Deirdre Wells, Chief Executive Officer, UKInbound
  • Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer, British Hospitality Association
  • Sally Balcombe, Chief Executive Officer, Visit Britain

At 11.30am

  • Alan Wardle, Director of Public Affairs, ABTA
  • Jeremy Osborne, Director of Strategic Innovation and Business Change, TUI (Thomson Holidays)
  • Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive Officer, Airlines UK
  • Stephen D'Alfonso, Group Head of Public Affairs, Thomas Cook

Focus of the session

The session focuses on tourism: the domestic, inbound and outbound sectors. The Committee's questioning is likely to cover employment in tourism and access to EU employment markets, aviation agreements, regulatory issues post-Brexit, effects of lower exchange rates on travel and airline companies, consumer rights issues, border controls, and the concerns and opportunities regarding taxation policy and future arrangements for cross-border trade, as well as other areas.

Further information

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