Local MP supports English Tourism Week.

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, has today (17 March) visited the Mercer Gallery in Harrogate to show support for English Tourism Week.

Coordinated by VisitEngland and taking place from Friday 17 to Sunday 26 March English Tourism Week is an annual celebration of the tourism industry, highlighting its importance to local economies and promoting the innovation, quality and range of products and services on offer to encourage more domestic breaks.

This year’s campaign is to celebrate the amazing people, places, businesses, attractions, experiences and destinations that make up England’s tourism sector.

Andrew said: “Tourism underpins thousands of jobs here. Almost everyone knows someone who has worked in our hospitality industry. Tourism is the bedrock on which that employment rests.

“We have a fantastic visitor offer in this area and that’s what we’re highlighting in English Tourism Week.”

Andrew has published a video of his visit which you can watch here.

VisitEngland Director Andrew Stokes said:

“With spring upon us and the Easter break just ahead it is timely to shine the spotlight on the outstanding tourism offer here on our doorstep, and on an industry, which supports millions of jobs and local economies right across England.

“England’s tourism industry caters for every taste, budget and wish-list. From enjoying contemporary culture in our vibrant cities to our stunning coastal and seaside destinations, from our heritage, countryside and adventure tourism to our outstanding B&Bs and self-catering accommodation, consistently rated as some of the best in the world, there really is something for everyone.”