Published on : Thursday, March 22, 2018
As part of its Brexit negotiations or risk losing out on predicted growth in the travel and tourism sector, which could create new jobs to flourish.
Britain’s gross domestic product only from travel and tourism industry grew by 6.2 percent in 2017, far faster than the overall economy at 1.5 percent.
While a weaker pound currency has helped to entice the international visitors and encouraged Britons to holiday at home, the World Travel and Tourism Council said that Britain must retain the access to the single European aviation market in order to ensure continued growth in tourism industry.
The connectivity is essential. They need to make sure the travel and tourism industry is not impacted by Brexit. Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019.
According to World Travel and Tourism Council data, globally, the travel and tourism sector grew about 4.6 percent in 2017 and one in every five new jobs created worldwide last year was attributable to tourism.