New Forest East

TOURISM – FOOT & MOUTH DISEASE – 13 November 2001

Dr Julian Lewis: Kate Mount and Christine Ames of New Forest Tourism have urged on me the point that in areas like the New Forest, where there was no outbreak of foot and mouth, the effect on tourism was nevertheless catastrophic, because of a perception that people should not go there. It was almost as bad as if the disease had broken out. The losses were just as serious.