Visit Britain News
Britain’s 2011 ‘Cities’ research released
Britain’s largest industrial cities have firmly positioned themselves as the UK’s most popular tourist destinations for international visitors in the latest full year 2011 survey(1).
Visit Britain announces ‘Share your GREAT Britain’
VisitBritain has called upon the British public to invite their friends and relatives from around the world to visit the UK in 2012.
Wales in the spotlight as stars choose Britain
The next stage of VisitBritain’s celebrity film campaign was unveiled, when over 74,000 rugby fans in Cardiff got a preview of what international audiences were shown to encourage them to choose Britain as a holiday destination.
British tourism taps into Chinese market
A high powered tourism delegation led by VisitBritain will visit China this week to introduce British tourism businesses to key Chinese buyers and ensure the UK capitalises on the world’s third most valuable tourism source market.
New Report outlines UK Travel Industry’s Multi-Million £ Opportunity
Study shows relaxation of visa controls, attention to customer service and embracing social media needed to attract a larger share of lucrative market.
Hottest October on record for UK
The record has been broken for the highest temperature recorded in October in the 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
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
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.
easyJet and VisitBritain invest £18 million to boost tourism
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has formed a partnership with VisitBritain, the UK’s national tourism agency, to jointly market Britain as a tourist destination over the next four years.
VisitBritain unveils royal wedding website
VisitBritain’s Royal Wedding site which showcases destinations in Britain connected with the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton has been launched.
UK’s Tourism Minister Visits At-Bristol For British Tourism Week 2011
The UK government’s Tourism & Heritage Minister, John Penrose, visited At-Bristol, the popular science attraction on Bristol’s Harbourside to demonstrate his support for the UK’s tourism industry. The visit marked the first day of British Tourism Week 2011 which ends on 20 March 2011.