Rural tourism: Coast and countryside challenges and opportunities

09 December 2016

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee holds the second oral evidence session for its Rural tourism in England inquiry with representatives from rural businesses.


Wednesday 14 December 2016, Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster

At 2.15pm

  • Kurt Janson, Director, Tourism Alliance
  • Robin Head, Chairman, Devon Farm Holidays
  • Peter Hampson, Chief Executive, British Destinations

At 3.15pm

  • Minette Batters, Deputy President, National Farmers' Union
  • Sarah Lee, Head of Policy, Countryside Alliance
  • Dr Charles Trotman, Senior Rural Business and Economics Adviser, Country Land and Business Association

Purpose of the session

  • Transport to and around rural places
  • Marketing and promotion to UK and foreign visitors
  • Regulation and finance
  • Availability of labour
  • Good broadband connections

Further information

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