Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced plans to launch a £5 million post-Covid tourism drive to aid London’s recovery from the pandemic once it is safe to reopen.
The campaign will focus on bringing domestic visitors back to the capital to help aid the economic recovery of the hospitality, retail and cultural sectors. Proposals could include “major events that showcase London’s public spaces and cultural riches”.
The investment comes as part of the mayor’s final draft budget, published this week, that sees no change to the planned 9.5 per cent increase in mayoral council tax.
Sadiq Khan said: “I am determined to do everything I can to help our great city recover as quickly as possible from this appalling pandemic. Crucial to that will be the safe reopening of central London and attracting Londoners and domestic visitors back to our amazing restaurants, pubs, cultural venues and of course our major shopping districts like Oxford and Regent Street and Covent Garden.”…