Attraction and amusement industry give evidence to Committee

12 October 2018

Representatives from England's attractions and amusements industry will give evidence to the House of Lords Regenerating Seaside Towns Committee.


Tuesday 16 October in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At approximately 3.20pm

  • Mr Bernard Donoghue, Director, Association of Leading Visitor Attractions
  • Ms Kate Shane, Head of Blackpool Cluster, Merlin Entertainments

At approximately 4.05pm

  • Mr John White, Chief Executive, British Amusement Catering Trade Association
  • Mr Paul Kelly, Chief Executive, British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions
  • Mr Tim Wardley, Chairman, National Piers Society

Possible questions

Questions the Committee is likely to ask include:

  • What do the most recent visitor attraction figures suggest about the current state of the tourism industry in seaside towns?
  • What are the key challenges to investing in attractions and amusements in seaside locations?
  • What could be done to encourage the attractions and amusements industry to invest in coastal locations?
  • How can skills and employment in seaside towns be better supported?
  • How can attraction owners and operators continue to develop and broaden their offer, to encourage repeat visitors and attract new customers?
  • What impact will leaving the European Union have on the attractions and amusements industry?
  • How successful have initiatives that seek to promote tourism and the visitor economy in seaside towns proven to be?
  • What role can heritage attractions play in the regeneration of coastal areas?

Further information

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