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Sadiq Khan promises ‘unprecedented’ tourism campaign UK News

Sadiq Khan has pledged to launch an “unprecedented campaign” to bring visitors back to central London if he is re-elected on May 6.

Ahead of planned visits to every London borough in the week leading up to polling day, the current Mayor of London said his plan to revitalize London’s economy would start on “day one” if he wins the elections. next week.

Earlier this year, Mr Khan announced a £ 6million investment to support the safe reopening of central London’s economy, which he said will include a year-long promotional campaign including ‘ leading events’ to attract visitors to culture, hospitality and retail venues.

Mr Khan said: ‘I am determined to build an even better future for London after the pandemic – with a constant focus on jobs, jobs and jobs.

“That is why, on the first day of my second term, I will launch an unprecedented campaign to support London’s economy – to welcome Londoners and visitors to our city and to support sectors such as retail, leisure activities, hotels and cultural venues. ”

Last year domestic tourist spending in central London fell by £ 3.5bn while commuter spending fell by £ 1.9bn, with around 300,000 jobs lost due of the pandemic.

Sadiq Khan said he would work with London businesses, cultural institutions and tourist attractions to get visitors to return to the capital over the next year.

In addition to the events planned, London will host eight games in the rescheduled UEFA Euro 2020 tournament this summer, with England set to play all three of their group matches in front of around 22,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.

City Hall also proposed to create a temporary fan park in Trafalgar Square that could see up to 12,500 fans congregate to watch England matches, with special events planned between the semi-finals and the final in June, which will also take place in London.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-30 14:10:40