During the 18 months following the Brexit vote in June 2016, travel has been one bright spot for the country despite the uncertain political climate.

August represented the strongest month ever for visitor spending across the UK, and the drop in currency value has made the UK an affordable destination again.

This article carries an interview with Steve Ridgway, chairman of VisitBritain, in which he discusses the need to ensure that travel is perceived as a power player among UK industries; his view of navigating the uncertainty of Brexit; plans to market the variety of travel offerings right across the UK; how tourism inadvertently makes up 10% of the UK GDP; the power of digital to raise awareness; making a migration to a changing world; getting tourism recognised as an important sector and having the ear of government.

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