Agenda item - Covid-19 Impact on the Visitor and Events Economy - Update
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Covid-19 Impact on the Visitor and Events Economy - Update
- Meeting of Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee, Thursday, 7th May, 2020 4.00pm (Item 68.)
68.1 The Committee considered an update which sought to brief members on the impact of Covid 19 on the Visitor and Events economy. This was provided by the Assistant Director Culture, Tourism & Sport. It was noted that Covid 19 had affected many areas such as retail and small businesses. It was stated that in the past 2 months sectors involved with selling directly to customers had been affected the most. The committee were informed of the expected long term impact with regard to festivals and the arts and culture sector.
68.2 Councillor Ebel enquired of BHCC’s response with regard to businesses that were closely related to the tourism sector but which fell through as they were not guarded,
68.3 The Assistant Director Culture, Tourism & Sport stated that BHCC were awaiting further clarification from the Government.
68.4 Councillor Powell enquired of the impact on the third sector and voluntary partners.
68.5 The Assistant Director Culture, Tourism & Sport acknowledged that this sector was struggling as the normal route in which to raise funds had dried up. It was agreed that a written response would be provided.
68.6 RESOLVED – that the Committee noted the update.