New Tourism Minister appointed

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced Helen Whately MP is the new Minister for Tourism 

Ms Whately replaces Rebecca Pow MP as the new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism.

Helen was re-elected MP for Faversham and Mid Kent in 2017.  She took up her new post as Tourism Minister on 10 September 2019.

Her new remit includes:

  • Arts
  • Museums and Cultural Property
  • Libraries
  • Heritage
  • Tourism
  • Gambling and lotteries
  • Cultural diplomacy
  • Overall approach to culture and place, including focus on enriching lives
  • Public appointments


We very much look forward to working with Ms Whately on the importance of youth, student and educational travel to the UK economy in the coming months.