Tourism Alliance Update – 7th September 2022

Cabinet Appointment and New Culture Secretary

 The expected Cabinet Reshuffle has started with the following changes announced so far:

  1. Thérèse Coffey MP has been appointed Secretary of State for Health and Social Care as well as Deputy Prime Minister
  2. Kwasi Kwarteng MP has been appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer
  3. James Cleverly MP has been appointed Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
  4. Suella Braverman QC MP has been appointed Secretary of State for the Home Department
  5. Wendy Morton MP has been appointed Chief Whip
  6. Ben Wallace MP has been re-appointed as Secretary of State for Defence

Further Cabinet Appointments have been made including the appointment of Michelle Donelan MP as Culture Secretary

She is the MP for Chippenham, having been first elected in 2015 and was previously Higher and Further Education Minister. A committed conservative from a very young age, she has worked in the private sector in the magazine and entertainment industry including, interestingly, working for World Wrestling Entertainment. She voted for the referendum to leave the EU and has a particular interest in the delivery of education, skills and opportunities.

The other appointments are

  1. Brandon Lewis MP has been appointed Secretary of State for Justice
  2. Nadhim Zahawi MP as has been appointed Minister for Intergovernmental Relations and Minister for Equalities
  3. Penny Mordaunt MP as  Leader of the House of Commons
  4. Lord True CBE as has been appointed Leader of the House of Lords
  5. Hon Jake Berry MP as has been appointed Cabinet Minister without Portfolio
  6. Alok Sharma MP has been re-appointed as COP26 President
  7. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP as has been appointed Business Secretary
  8. Simon Clarke MP has been appointed Housing
  9. Kemi Badenoch MP has been appointed Secretary of State for International Trade
  10. Chloe Smith MP has been appointed Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
  11. Kit Malthouse MP has been appointed Education Secretary
  12. Ranil Jayawardena MP has been appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  13. Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP has been appointed Transport Secretary
  14. Chris Heaton-Harris MP has been appointed Northern Ireland Secretary
  15. Alister Jack MP has been re-appointed as Scottish Secretary
  16. Sir Robert Buckland MP has been re-appointed as Welsh Secretary

Tourism Conference – 15th November 2022

I’m very pleased to be able to announce that, after having had to postpone the Conference in June due to rail strikes, we are now holding the Tourism Conference on 15th November at the Royal Over-Seas League in London. I have attached a copy of the programme as it stands and, as you can see, we have an excellent line-up of speakers to discuss core issues impacting the industry.

I do hope that you will be able to attend and look forward to seeing you there – and as an added reason for being there, you will get to meet Richard Toomer who is replacing me at the Tourism Alliance and I’m confident will take the organisation on to a whole new level.

You can book tickets to the conference on the following link:

If you had already booked for the Conference in June, your booking has automatically transferred over and you don’t need to do anything. If, however, you had booked and are unable to make the new date, just let me know and I will send you a refund (