Return to our Home page Search
Click here for the hotel and hospitality news from around the globe Hotel, Travel and Hospitality Articles Videos and in-depth Interviews
Read more now
Read more now
Read more now
UK Government and tourism industry partner to boost the sector.
Tuesday, 24th June 2014
Source : British Hospitality Association

A partnership between the Government and the tourism and hospitality sector that will focus on improving skills, increasing the quality and quantity of jobs available and boosting enterprise in the industry was announced by the Minister for Tourism Helen Grant.
4Hoteliers Image LibrarySpeaking at the British Hospitality Association annual summit Grant said that the new Tourism Council – an industry-led board of employers and leading players in the sector – will share and develop best practice so that tourism in Britain continues to thrive.
The Tourism Council, which will hold its inaugural meeting next month, will be co-Chaired by the Tourism Minister, the Minister for Skills and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock and Simon Vincent, a senior industry representative from Hilton Worldwide.
Minister for Tourism, Helen Grant said:
“The tourism and hospitality industry helps us sell Britain, helps contribute to economic growth and helps drive investment. The Government is committed to working in partnership with industry to build on the success achieved in continuing to deliver further economic benefits for the UK economy and businesses across the country.”
Skills and Enterprise Minister, Matthew Hancock said:

4Hoteliers Image Library“Small businesses in towns and villages across the country are the bedrock of our tourism industry and an important part of the wider economy. We must do everything we can to ensure they have the right environment to thrive and grow.
“This includes making sure that young people are equipped with the skills to work productively in this sector. Last year, there were over 27,000 apprentices in Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality roles and I am keen for this number to increase. This council will support the development of skills, the sharing of best practices and provide means for tourist businesses to innovate and grow.”
The Council will be made up of 22 members representing industries engaged in transportation, hospitality, entertainment, travel, accommodation and services actively marketed to inbound and domestic travellers. Signed up members include VisitBritain, VisitEngland and the British Hospitality Association along with companies such as Whitbread, Easyjet and Expedia.
It will look at increasing the availability and take up of apprenticeships and improve training and development within the sector.
Simon Vincent, President, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide said:
4Hoteliers Image Library“This is the first time we have had a cross-Government council looking specifically at tourism. The active involvement of both the Tourism Minister and the Minister for Skills and Enterprise means the council can focus on the key areas of skills and training and quality of service, in the first instance. Taken together, these things are central to helping deliver growth, competitiveness and innovation in our industry.”
Ufi Ibrahim, CEO of the British Hospitality Association said:
“By establishing the Tourism Council, the government is affording the hospitality and tourism industry an equivalent voice to other sectors helping to drive forward the economy. We congratulate Helen Grant MP and Matt Hancock MP for making such a major and important reform, and we commit to working with the Council toward increased job creation and improved skills development.
The Tourism Council will meet every 3-4 months and builds on the work already announced by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills who earlier this year announced tourism and hospitality would be part of the trailblazers programme – an initiative designed to develop a clear and concise apprenticeship standards throughout many industries in the UK.

~ Important Notice ~
Articles appearing here contain copyright material. They are meant for your personal use and may not be reproduced or redistributed. While 4Hoteliers makes every effort to ensure accuracy, we can not be held responsible for the content nor the views expressed, which may not necessarily be those of either the original author or 4Hoteliers or its agents.

Learn more about DigiJames - in room technology
 Related News  (Click title to read article)
The Chinese Luxury Traveler - How destinations are decided and bookings made.
UK chain hotels market review - March 2014.
Travelers care about environment but don't want to pay more to protect it.
New European Skills Passport will facilitate recruitment in hospitality sector.
 Latest News  (Click title to read article)
UAE establishes a skills union for hospitality
Saturday, 26th July 2014

A solid year of international arrivals for New Zealand
Saturday, 26th July 2014

Abacus and Spring Airlines strengthen partnership through knowledge exchange
Saturday, 26th July 2014

Statement from Tony Tyler on tragic week in aviation
Friday, 25th July 2014

Ritz-Carlton bends over backwards to bring service to life through video performance
Friday, 25th July 2014
 Latest Articles  (Click title to read article)
Holographic Customer Service: A Real Vision or a Hollow Claim?
Saturday, 26th July 2014

Customer Conversations: Identifying Revenue Opportunities Using Customer Analytics
Friday, 25th July 2014

Hotel Brands in the Future – What Will Hoteliers Have to Do to Survive
Friday, 25th July 2014

Beyond the New Logo, Here's Why You Must Learn from Airbnb
Thursday, 24th July 2014

China's Next Growth Milestone: Outbound Tourism
Thursday, 24th July 2014
 Most Read News  (Click title to read article)
Thailand Situation Updated - June 27: Thailand tourism gets stronger than ever
NH Hotel Group disposes Amsterdam asset
The Chinese Luxury Traveler - How destinations are decided and bookings made
News from around the Asia Pacific region, June 10
Hyatt to develop a luxury hotel within a historic 16th century castle

© Copyright 4Hoteliers 2001-2014 ~ unless stated otherwise, all rights reserved.
You can read more about 4Hoteliers and our company here

Use of this web site is subject to our
terms & conditions of service and privacy policy