The Government says Brighton Pier is a fantastic thing

On Thursday the topical questions in Parliament included a question from Peter Aldous who is the Conservative MP for Waveney in Suffolk. He asked his question focused on the National Piers Society which has launched an exhibition of seaside pier posters. The response came from Julia Lopez who is the Parliamentary Secretary in the Cabinet Office and the Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport in the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology. She is also the MP for Hornchurch and Upminster in Greater London. Julia answered with several locations which included Brighton. Here is the question and answer

Peter Aldous: Last Saturday, the National Piers Society launched its national touring exhibition of seaside pier posters at the Claremont pier in Lowestoft. There is a concern that the international promotion of tourism is too London-centric, and I would be grateful if the Minister could outline the work that is being done to promote the unique offer of coastal Britain to overseas visitors, as illustrated in those posters.

Julia Lopez: My hon. Friend is very fortunate to represent one of our beautiful coastal communities, and he is right about the importance of promoting non-London destinations. There is a tremendous amount of fantastic things to visit out there beyond our capital. To give a couple of examples, we have a GREAT-funded campaign to see things differently, which includes the Pembrokeshire coast national park, Thorpe Bay beach and Brighton pier. Earlier this year, VisitBritain welcomed more than 120 international trade buyers in the travel industry for a series of educational visits across Britain that focused on coastal communities. I hope that they will take the wonderful things that they saw back to the buyers in their own countries.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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