The UK travel and tourism industry plays a hugely important role in the UK economy, contributing around 9% of total economic activity. The outbound travel industry alone contributes £28.31 billion a year to the UK economy and the EU is our main market for overseas travel, with 75% of business and leisure trips taken there. The EU is also the main source market for visitors to the UK. With this in mind, it is essential that the industry can continue to prosper post-Brexit and holidaymakers and business travellers can continue to travel freely and enjoy the important benefits currently open to them.
This means protecting many of the benefits we currently enjoy, including visa-free travel and access to free or reduced-cost healthcare. It means safeguarding our transport links, including our air routes, and protecting valuable consumer rights. It
means identifying opportunities to change regulation and taxation, where appropriate, that arise out of Brexit.