Disappointment over cut in government support

THE UK travel industry will be facing a lack of government support as well as challenging market conditions in the year ahead, according to VisitBritain.
The national tourism agency has published its annual review, revealing a fall in international visitor numbers of 150,000 to 32.6m.
Christopher Rodrigues, VisitBritain chairman, said: "We were extremely disappointed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport's decision at the end of 2007 to reduce our three year funding by over 20 per cent just at the time the industry faces increased competitive and economic challenges.

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