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UKinbound shine tourism spotlight on Scotland with Edinburgh event

UKinbound shine tourism spotlight on Scotland with Edinburgh event

19 July 2012 Press Release Travel Events News

UKinbound will host Scottish members and industry colleagues in Edinburgh next week, 25 July, as the association looks to increase its regional representation and ensure that all destinations across the UK and not just London, benefit from the billions contributed to the economy every year by incoming holiday visitors.

UKinbound reports cautious optimism in British tourism sector

UKinbound reports cautious optimism in British tourism sector

UKinbound members have expressed their optimism for 2012 in the first insight survey carried out by only trade association to represent and unite the UK’s inbound tourism businesses. In her welcome speech to delegates attending UKinbound’s annual Convention currently taking place in Belfast, Rita Beckwith, chairman of UKinbound, outlined the sanguine findings but warned that government was still not doing enough to facilitate inbound tourism’s vital contribution to the UK’s struggling economy.

Penrose to address UKinbound convention in Belfast

Penrose to address UKinbound convention in Belfast

UKinbound has announced John Penrose, UK minister for tourism and heritage, as the headline speaker at the annual UKinbound convention, illustrating the government’s emphasis on the tourism industry ahead of the Olympics. Taking place in Belfast February 1st-2nd, Penrose will share the government’s progress on its tourism strategy with major sector leaders from the inbound tourism field. 

New event launched to attract top overseas tourism buyers to UK

New event launched to attract top overseas tourism buyers to UK

The European Tour Operators Association and UKinbound have joined forces with VisitBritain to deliver a unique business-to-business event in 2012. The VisitBritain Hosted Buyers Marketplace is an exclusive opportunity for British tourism suppliers and destinations to meet and do business with 150 specially selected international buyers from some 20 countries being brought over and hosted by VisitBritain for the occasion.

Private sector urges Government to support UK tourism

17 February 2009 Press Release Tourism News

Leaders from the private sector have joined forces to lobby the UK government to take British tourism “more seriously”, following last week’s call by industry bodies VisitBritain  and UKinbound.The coalition includes Merlin Entertainments, owner of Alton Towers and the London Eye, Butlins, Hoseasons, Bourne Leisure and Travelodge. The lobby is demanding the responsiblilty for tourism be passed to the business department as it is treated as a “poor relation” in its current home.