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25-04-2018 - Tourism Task Force - Public hearing on the impact of Brexit on tourism

TRAN 26-04-2018 - 09:21
European Union flag in front of the Big Ben
Brexit EU

So far facilitated by the free movement across the EU, the travel and tourism flows between the UK and EU following Brexit were analysed during this hearing. For the UK tourism is the fifth largest export industry and for the EU27 UK tourists are equally crucial. Not only conventional tourism but also health services, employment, long term stays, duty free, roaming, freedom of movements and Consumer Rights Directive could be affected.

The hearing took place on 25 April at 15h00 in room JAN 4Q1 and was webstreamed.

Location : JAN 4Q1

    Programme of the hearing
    Presentation - Thomas Jenkins - ETOA
    Presentation - Gustavio Martinie - Necstour
    Presentation - Mark Tanzer - ABTA Travel Association
    Presentation - Nigel Morgan - Swansea University