John Penrose must already know something about tourism since he represents the consituency of Weston Super Mare, meaning a high proportion of those who returned him to parliament probably work in the hospitality and leisure sector.
I notice he also has a lot of business experience which is good news too. In fact, the only fly in the ointment is the new government's pressing need to cut public spending but he can still be a champion for this industry by arguing against burdonsome laws and regulations.
Let's hope he starts reading Caterer & Hotelkeeper before the Eurocrats get at him!
Well, the electorate have spoken and have indeed acquired the hung parliament that many commentators had predicted.
I've been greatly impressed so far by the willingness of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties to work together in the national interest.
Is there a lesson for us in this? I have long harboured the view that hotel marketing consortia should stop treating each other as competitors and listen to what their members want, even if that includes membership of more than one organisation.
When Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg have sorted out their crucial deal perhaps we could borrow one of their negotiating team to help us in our dealings with Relais & Chateaux?