Wednesday 6 May 2020
The CCB have submitted a response to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Hospitality and Tourism’s Inquiry ‘Pathways to Recovery’. It was a combined response with Visit Buckinghamshire (VB), Buckinghamshire Business First (BBF) and the Chilterns Tourism Network. Between us we represent hundreds of tourism/retail and leisure businesses in the region.
The focus of the consultation is to identify what measures businesses in the hospitality and tourism sectors of the UK’s economy will need in order to successfully re-open, recover, and thrive in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.
The consultation questions look broadly at what support measures businesses would like to see from Government, while also looking at the internal and operational challenges that businesses face when looking to re-open. Our consultation response was informed by an online survey of leisure and hospitality businesses carried out by BBF and input from the Buckinghamshire and Chilterns strategic tourism group (BCSTG) which includes a cross-section of key visitor attractions in the region along with Chiltern Railways, Buckinghamshire Cultural Partnership, Buckinghamshire Council economic development team and the Buckinghamshire Museums Service.
The Chilterns Conservation Board has also submitted a separate response on behalf of the National Association of AONBs, taking on board the experiences of other AONBs in the network. This is all helping to build support nationally as well as locally for our visitor economy. For the NAAONB response SEE HERE