In an official statement, John said: “I’m very proud of the work I did as part the DCMS team, boosting the tourism industry, cutting red tape and helping with a highly successful Olympic Games as well".
John leaves his portfolios in the hands of Ed Vizey (Heritage) and Hugh Robertson (Tourism). Since the announcement Martin Couchman, deputy chief executive at the British Hospitality Association, has responded to the news by saying that: "[John Penrose] was a great supporter of the tourism industry", words that were echoed by the Council for British Archaeology who thanked him for his work and labeled him "a champion for heritage within Government."
So remind me again - how important is tourism to this government?
Article Source: JohnPenrose.org