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Portsmouth MP kicks off English Tourism Week at The D-Day Story

By 18 March 2024No Comments

Stephen Morgan MP visited The D-Day Story and the Landing Craft Tank 7074 in Portsmouth ahead of English Tourism Week, a national celebration showcasing the quality and vibrancy of the English tourism industry.

Mr Morgan has a strong record of standing up for Portsmouth’s tourism sector, which makes a huge contribution to the tourism across England overall, offering a unique insight into British naval history, fantastic activities, and programme of events all year round.

The City MP described The D-Day Story as a ‘world class’ attraction that does not get the international recognition it deserves.

Mr Morgan toured the LCT 7074 with a volunteer guide, learning more about their role and how they contribute to the whole museum experience, then inside the museum to speak with staff and visitors.

In the lead up to national D-Day 80 commemorations in June , Mr Morgan is calling on local people and visitors to support Portsmouth’s tourism economy by visiting The D-Day Story to learn more about this important part of British history and story of the liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany occupation.

Last week the city MP met with Lord Minto, the Minister responsible for overseeing the D-Day commemorations, to ensure events in Portsmouth are a fitting tribute to veterans and all those that contributed to the Normandy landings. Mr Morgan pressed the point to engage with young people and schools to ensure a lasting legacy of the commemorations for future generations.

Launching English Tourism Week in the city, Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan said:

“Portsmouth punches above and beyond its weight in its contributions to the English tourism industry. From The D-Day Story to the Mary Rose, Portsmouth is the home to world class attractions that bring in tourists from everywhere to the south coast.

“That’s why I was pleased to show my support to the Tourism Week campaign to showcase the first-rate attractions our city has.

“I warmly encourage local people to join me in shouting about what our city has to offer, especially in the lead up to our national D-Day 80 commemorations.”

This year’s English Tourism Week is taking place from Friday 15 March to Sunday 24 March. You can learn more about the campaign here and see what’s on in Portsmouth here.