Respected travel magazine hosts social tourism roundtable

Panel of experts discuss the importance of holidays.

“My constituency is the fourth most deprived represented by a Conservative. So I see issues related to poverty and deprivation day in day out.

“One of the hardest things that always hits me hardest was when I heard stories of children in Blackpool who had never seen the sea,” Paul Maynard, MP for Blackpool North & Cleveleys.

Panel members


A few weeks ago at a venue close to Westminster a group of travel experts gathered to discuss why holidays matter. The discussion, hosted by the respected trade magazine Travel Weekly, focused on the issues around social tourism.

The panel members (photographed above) were (top left to right) Mr Lee Hayhurst, Travel Weekly (chair); Mr John McDonald, Director at the Family Holiday Association; Mr Stephen D’Alfonso, ABTA; (bottom left to right) Mr Martin Gash, TUI UK & Ireland; Mr Paul Maynard MP for Blackpool North & Cleveleys; Mr Phil Evans, VisitEngland and Dr Scott McCabe, Nottingham University.

Read the Travel Weekly article here.

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