Heritage sites, beautiful seaside and countryside and visitor attractions are spread throughout the country, and so many localities need the regeneration that tourism can bring.
Along with Caitlin Bisknell, Labour’s High Peak Parliamentary Candidate and Leader of High Peak Borough Council, I visited The Crescent in Buxton, Derbyshire which is being redeveloped to become a hotel and spa complex. It is part of a £70m regeneration programme which has included the Buxton Opera House, Pavilion Gardens and Pavilion Arts Centre Culture.
Tourism is vitally important to the economy of Buxton and whole of High Peak. The investment in Buxton are estimated to bring in around £60m visitor spend every year - money that benefits local people, businesses and services.
Labour's cross-government plan recognises that we need to invest in tourism as an industry, acknowledging the key role it plays in our economy and that means investing in road and rail links, and high quality training.