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Up to 50,000 jobs to be created in the UK tourism industry

Published: Wednesday, 04 May 2011   Category: Sport, leisure and hospitality

A range of big events in the capital could lead to up to 50,000 jobs being created in the United Kingdom's tourism industry, according to a minister.

The recent royal wedding, along with the Queen's golden jubilee and the London Olympics being held next year, have lead to a £2 billion revenue for UK tourism, according to the Daily Express.

John Penrose, the minister for tourism and heritage, has told the news provider that this will lead to a new promotional campaign and a huge number of new jobs. The jobs are likely to include many graduate opportunities.

"The marketing campaign is aiming to deliver four million extra visitors to the UK over the four years, two billion pounds in additional visitor spending and 50,000 new jobs across the country," he said.

Last week's royal wedding saw thousands of people from all over the world line the Mall in central London to catch a glimpse of the happy couple, William and Catherine, now Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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