Sumary of Ministers aim to spur domestic tourism with cut-price UK rail pass:
- The government has announced plans to kickstart the domestic tourism industry after months of restrictions on travel, socialising and hospitality, including a new rail pass and vouchers for popular attractions..
- To support the tourism industry after the summer getaway peak, the National Lottery will also launch a £10m voucher scheme for people to redeem discount tickets at attractions, running from September 2021 to March 2022..
- Ministers want domestic tourism to return to pre-pandemic levels by 2022, and international tourism by 2023, encouraging spending and travel across the UK before major events next year including the Queen platinum jubilee and the Commonwealth Games, due to be held in Birmingham..
- But she welcomed a promise from ministers to provide more guidance for how holiday firms could help achieve the UK carbon-neutral objective, emphasising the “economic, employment and wellbeing benefits”…