Tourism Alliance Weekly Update (19 Jan 2023)

Weekly TA Update – Secure your Insights Conference booking; sponsorship packages available; Congrats, Kurt; Home Office hotel records order review

  1. Secure your place at the Tourism Insights Conference and Parliamentary Reception
  2. Conference and reception sponsorship opportunities
  3. Congratulations, Kurt
  4. Home Office review of the Immigration (Hotel Records) Order 1972

Secure your place at the Tourism Insights Conference and Parliamentary Reception

Tickets are now available for our half-day Tourism Insights Conference followed by the annual English Tourism Week Parliamentary Reception which we are hosting with the Family Holiday Charity and with the kind assistance of Simon Jupp MP.

We will be hearing from a variety of speakers giving us their insights into what 2022 turned out like, how 2023 is looking and the longer-term trends in tourism from a national, local and global perspective. We have some great speakers and panels lined up. More details on the booking page.

We will also be holding a full-day policy-focussed conference later in the year, with more details on that event to follow.

Conference and reception sponsorship opportunities

We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available for your organisation to promote your brand and messages through our Tourism Insights Conference and the Parliamentary Reception. See here which explains which packages we still have available for you to choose from. If you are interested in securing a package, please let me know ASAP on

Congratulations, Kurt

Our erstwhile Director, Kurt Janson OBE, was awarded the prestigious Tourism Society Award at the Society’s President’s Dinner last night. Kurt received the award, and a glowing citation, from the Society’s President, The Rt Hon The Viscount Thurso. A very well-deserved recognition of Kurt’s long and dedicated service to the tourism industry, and a friend to so many Alliance members and supporters. Congratulations, Kurt!

Home Office review of the Immigration (Hotel Records) Order 1972

The Home Office have told us they are conducting a review into the Immigration (Hotel Records) Order 1972, which is the law requiring accommodation providers to gather and hold details on ‘aliens’ staying in their properties and make those records available to the police and other authorities on request. This Cold War bureaucratic relic is antiquated, unnecessary, and completely irrelevant to the modern trading environment. We have submitted evidence to that effect and have brought to the attention of the Home Office that having asked members representing thousands of properties, and many thousands of bookings over 40+ years, we can only find two examples where the authorities have asked for guest information, and neither of them were for immigration purposes. This is red tape which should go.