Infrastructure must attract tourists beyond London, BALPPA says

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The government must improve infrastructure to aid the spread of tourism out from London to other UK destinations, the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA) has said.


Paul Kelly, CEO of BALPPA, explained that a “fragmented” booking system acts as a barrier for tourists who may be looking to venture further from the country’s capital and most visited tourism destination.

“The biggest problem we see infrastructure-wise is that when tourists come into the country through London, they then find it very hard to spread out to some of the regions,” he warned.

“Part of that is how people book their tickets, we have a very fragmented way of booking trips around the UK for people abroad.”

Kelly added that the “government has been talking about it for a long time”, but he’s yet to see anything in the way of real improvement.

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