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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.

Royal Wedding sees visitors flood to Britain

Royal Wedding sees visitors flood to Britain

VisitBritain has reported an encouraging 11 per cent rise in holiday visits in the last three months of 2011, confirming Britain’s growing popularity at a key time for inbound tourism. In the three months to May 2011 overseas residents made 7.8 million visits to the UK and spent just under £4 billion. The number of visits has risen by ten per cent year-on-year, while the spending has risen by seven per cent.

US visitors to EU warned over roaming costs

US visitors to EU warned over roaming costs

15 June 2011 Travel Technology News

The EU is accused of leaving US visitors to Britain at the mercy of profit hungry mobile phone operators, which hit them with hefty five-figure mobile phone bills. According to industry specialists Tep, mobile phone operators charge US travellers to the UK up to £11.70 per MB in roaming charges, making them a tidy 1800 per cent profit on data.

UK to suffer visitor slump during 2012 Olympics

UK to suffer visitor slump during 2012 Olympics

13 September 2010 Travel Events News

The UK could suffer from a slump in overseas visitor numbers as a result of the 2012 Olympics, according to VisitBritain. An estimated 320,000 foreign spectators are expected to attend, but a greater number of holidaymakers could avoid visiting the UK during the games due to the expectation of high prices and crowds in the capital.

Double dip for UK tourism

Double dip for UK tourism

10 September 2010 Tourism News

Consumer caution led to the number Britons taking overseas holidays falling 8 percent in the first seven months of the year compared with the same period in 2009. Meanwhile the weakness of sterling failed to convert to an inbound tourism influx, with the number of international arrivals to the UK marginally lower than last year, according to new figures from the ONS.