1. The transcript of the EFRA Select Committee oral evidence session that included British Destinations and Tourism Alliance can now be accessed at:
2. The CBI excellent report on its EU Brexit consultation can be accessed below. Worth scanning in full but specifics for tourism and leisure can be found at pages 79 -79:
3. And finally DCMS are conducting a review of the sustainability of churches and cathedrals, focusing on England. The next stage is an online survey which closes for comment on 31 January. The survey seeks views on how churches can continue to be play a central role in supporting local communities, especially considering that increasing level of resources and expertise required to maintain them. Its a wide review but tourism will doubtless have a part to play, particularly in some rural areas. This is one of those subjects area where we don’t have any residual experience, so I would welcome comment to inform a submission from British Destinations and/or submissions from yourselves or any encouragement you might give to local church or other interested parties to participate:
Have a wonderful and well deserved Christmas break.