The de Bois review of Destination Management Organisations in England, commissioned by DCMS has been published. The review examined and assessed how Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) across England are funded and structured, and how they perform their roles, in order to establish whether there may be a more efficient and effective model for supporting English tourism at the regional level, and if so what that model may be.
In summary, the recommendations of the review were as follows:
VisitEngland welcomes this review of regional tourism structures in England and looks forward to playing its part in the delivery of the recommendations. Destination Management Organisations are a vital part of England’s tourism landscape and this independent review is a timely and important step to ensuring the right local and regional structures are in place to support the sector’s recovery and the UK Government’s wider agenda for rebuilding tourism.
We are currently working through the recommendations of the review with DCMS, the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review settlement will frame how these are taken forward and implemented. We will continue to keep you updated.
The review was led by the current Chair of the VisitEngland Advisory Board, Nick de Bois, acting in an independent capacity and reporting directly to the Secretary of State. An experienced advisory panel assisted him with his review.
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