Attractions industry news

05 Jul 2017

DCMS adds digital to name in rebranding

As its remit evolves, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has changed its name, now to be known as the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Still referred to as the DCMS, digital has been added to the department’s name to acknowledge the ever-increasing impact of digital on core areas including arts, culture, the creative industries, sport, tourism, heritage and gambling.

“DCMS celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and it is fitting now to include Digital in the name,” said culture secretary Karen Bradley.

“The department has taken on significant new responsibilities in recent years, so that half of its policy and delivery work now covers the digital sectors – telecommunications, data protection, internet safety, cyber skills and parts of media and the creative industries.”

The DCMS underwent a shakeup recently when Rob Wilson, former minister for civil society, lost his seat during the general election.

As a result John Glen was handed the role of parliamentary undersecretary for arts, heritage and tourism, while Tracey Crouch took over the duties of Wilson as parliamentary undersecretary for sport and civil society. Former minister for culture and digital Matt Hancock narrowed his remit, which now focuses purely on digital, with arts and culture now falling under the watch of Glen.

<< Back

News powered by attractionsmanagement.com

Google brings back Glass tech with focus on improving job productivity

Google’s Glass smart wear technology has been resurrected with job productivity in mind, two years on from the company scrapping its original consumer model. [more...]

Freeman expands sports and entertainment reach with acquisition of BaAM

Brand experience provider Freeman has announced the acquisition of creative production company BaAM, expanding its business into the sports and entertainment markets. [more...]

Strong Q1 shows increases in key visitor markets for British tourism

New figures released by VisitBritain have shown strong growth in overseas visits from markets including China, Australia, France and the US. [more...]

Exclusive: Chester Zoo MD details £100m redevelopment masterplan

Chester Zoo will develop 100 acres (405,000sq m) of its existing site into grassland and forest areas as part of a £100m (US$130.4m, €113m) development project. [more...]

Dublin's Guinness Storehouse announces €16m expansion

Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction is seeking to draw even more visitors after the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin announced €16m (US$18.5m, £14.2m) expansion plans centred around doubling the size of its Gravity Bar. [more...]

Tourism projects receive funding in latest round of VisitEngland's £40m Discover England Fund

Development of a London/Bristol tourism route, a tour of Britain’s world famous horse- racing courses, travel packages for 18-35 year olds, and an urban food and drink hub have been named as the latest projects to receive funding from VisitEngland’s £40m Discover England Fund. [more...]

In brief:

Alton Towers opens world-first CBeebies hotel @altontowers [more...]
Five in contention to be UK City of Culture 2021 #culture [more...]
HLF funding awarded for Paralympic heritage centre @ParalympicsGB @heritagelottery [more...]
Longleat eyes extended stays with hotel and waterpark plan set for approval @Longleat [more...]
New icon for @NHM_London as Dippy is replaced by giant blue whale skeleton @CassonMann [more...]
Plan launched to improve Snowdon and safeguard mountain from increased tourism [more...]
Unesco launches fundraising platform for World Heritage projects @UNESCO [more...]
.@FosterPartners @ALA_tweets @snohetta @RPBWARCHITECTS in running for London concert hall [more...]
Unesco makes 23 new additions to World Heritage list @UNESCO #41whc [more...]
More news from attractionsmanagement.com>>
<< Back