BATA Reaction to Hunt Tourism Speech

August 14th, 2012

The reaction of Simon Buck, BATA’s Chief Executive to the speech given today about “a post-Olympic tourism revolution”by Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, the Secretary of State of Culture, Media & Sport, is available here.

BATA Comment on Tourism Speech by Jeremy Hunt

Commenting on the speech made today by Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Simon Buck, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association, said:

“It is all very well to call for new direct services to China, but with the highest taxes on flying in the world and a severe shortage of airport capacity in the south east of England, we need Government action rather than merely warm words and aspirations. Spending more money on marketing Britain to the world is welcome, but that in itself won’t do anything to address the barriers of tax and airport capacity shortages that the UK faces.”