In my government role as Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism I of course have many duties and responsibilities and I hold many meetings with stakeholders from a variety of groups, organisations, backgrounds and industries.
At a time when a shocking increase of anti-Semitism is being seen I was recently invited to attend and speak at an event hosted in the House of Lords for Westminster Synagogue. The Westminster Synagogue is a congregation founded in 1957 under the original name of the ‘New London Synagogue’.
On Thursday, 19th April 2018 I travelled to Edinburgh to discuss devolved tourism with the Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland tourism ministers and representatives and also to visit a couple of top tourist sites in the city.
This year, English Tourism Week was held between Saturday 17th March to Sunday 25th March and as the Minister for Tourism I was at the forefront of efforts to promote our country’s thriving tourism sector.
I was invited by the Northampton Bangladeshi community to recently attend a reception in the House of Commons to mark the 47th anniversary of Bangladeshi independence and the positive state of UK-Bangladesh relations.