Brits given hope for UK staycations from July as Culture Sec says ‘ambitious’ plans underway


BRITS could enjoy a staycation in the UK from July, the Culture Secretary suggested tonight.

Oliver Dowden said officials were working on “ambitious” plans to try and get the UK’s tourism sector up and running again within weeks.

Brits could enjoy a staycation this year from July, the Culture Secretary suggested
Oliver Dowden told tonight’s press conference that plans were being drawn up to open the tourism sector from July

He was asked this evening if it would be possible for Brits to take a break in the UK this summer.

Foreign Office advice still says nothing but essential travel overseas is allowed.

And within the UK Brits can go on a day trip but aren’t allowed to stay overnight.

Hotels form part of the phase three of the lockdown being lifted – along with pubs and restaurants – in Boris Johnson’s roadmap.

It means they likely won’t open again until July at the earliest.

Mr Dowden said this evening: “I would love to get the tourism sector back as quickly as we possible can.
“We have set this very ambitious plan to try and get it up and running by beginning of July.

“We can only do it if its safe to do so.
“It would be the worst thing to start and seethe R rate get out of control and have to slam on the brakes.”

But Mr Dowden said “you won’t find a bigger champion of the great British break than me” this evening.



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