Art Council England Funding (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2450
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you also carry out further research and communications to make the case publicly that investment in the arts in London pays dividends which benefit tourism across the UK?

Answer

Answer for Art Council England Funding (2)

Answer for Art Council England Funding (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have recently published the first Cultural Tourism Vision for London which highlighted the significant impact that cultural tourists bring to London - spending £7.3 billion and supporting 80,000 jobs. Four out of five tourists site culture and heritage as key drivers for choosing London as a destination. We will be positioning London as a gateway to the UK's cultural tourism offer working with London & Partners and VisitBritain to promote regional exploration.