Some 7.4 million Brits are definitely planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this Easter weekend, bringing an estimated £1.8 billion boost to the economy. Tourism is worth £127 billion annually to the UK economy, creating jobs and boosting economic growth across its nations and region.
More international tourists are visiting the English regions than ever before. Official statistics released today show that in the first nine months of 2017 there were a record 12.7 million visits to English regions outside London, up four per cent compared to the same period in 2016.
VisitEngland and VisitScotland are launching a website for tourism businesses to produce accessibility guides. The guides are a new way for tourism operators to increase business, by providing potential visitors with important accessibility information in a user-friendly format.
An extra £872 million in visitor spending was generated across the UK in the last year as a result of work by national tourism agency VisitBritain/VisitEngland latest figures show. This means for every pound invested in the organisation, £20 of additional visitor spend was generated for the economy.