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Tourism industry to receive £2m in flood support funds

Tourism businesses affected by the floods are to get a £2 million Government support fund. Announced by Culture Secretary Maria Miller today, the fund will enable experts to visit flood-hit areas to give practical advice and support to tourism firms.

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VisitEngland: Business as usual for tourism after floods

The tourism infrastructure has been largely unaffected by flooding, VisitEngland chief executive James Berresford said, as the Government pledged another £2 million to support local businesses.

Mr Berresford added: "Our message to customers is 'Business as usual'. Despite many areas having been affected by bad weather and some travel disruption, the tourism infrastructure is largely unaffected."

Government pledges £2 million to support tourism businesses affected by floods. Credit: Friso Gentsch/dpa

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