Tourism Still Suffering

By Rob Last edited 156 months ago
Tourism Still Suffering

Michael Day, who heads up the Historic Royal Palaces charity (that's the Tower of London, Hampton Court, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House in Whitehall and Kew Palace) has spoken out about the 'steep drop' in tourism since July 7.

We've heard a lot about this since the summer but Today's Times reports Day as saying that the effect of the attacks "on visitor numbers and turnover had been far more severe than had been widely acknowledged", with visitors at the Tower alone "expected to cost Historic Royal Palaces about £5 million"

What Day's saying goes against the speech made earlier this week by James Purnell, the Minister for Media and Tourism, which suggested the tourism businesses had recovered from the bombings.

Last Updated 08 December 2005