VisitEngland annual survey for 2021 highlights impact on visitor attractions
The survey shows that while visits to visitor attractions in England increased by 30% overall last year compared to 2020, as attractions began to reopen and build back from the pandemic, 2021 visitor numbers were still down 55% on 2019
VisitEngland’s Nick de Bois receives CBE for services to tourism
VisitEngland extends its congratulations to VisitEngland Advisory Board Chair Nick de Bois, following the announcement that he has been honoured with a CBE for services to tourism in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
5.3 million Brits plan domestic break for Platinum Jubilee weekend
A VisitEngland survey out today shows that 5.3 million Brits are definitely planning an overnight holiday break in the UK during the extended Bank Holiday weekend for the Platinum Jubilee, bringing an estimated £1.2 billion boost to the economy.
English Tourism Week to lead hospitality recovery
English Tourism Week is fast approaching with the annual event dedicated to showing support for tourism businesses and destinations as they rebuild.
VisitEngland seeks to boost domestic breaks ahead of summer
VisitEngland has launched the next phase of its domestic Escape the Everyday campaign, to encourage short-breaks to English cities this spring and early summer.
Kew Gardens tops England visitor attraction list
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, was the most visited paid for attraction in England last year with 1.2 million visitors, the first time a garden has taken the top spot.
VisitEngland expands domestic tourism campaign
VisitEngland is stepping-up its UK-wide ‘Escape the Everyday’ campaign to drive domestic day trips and overnight breaks as the summer holidays begin.
VisitEngland launches domestic tourism campaign
The ‘Escape the Everyday’ campaign, which first launched in autumn 2020, highlights the quality destinations, visitor attractions and experiences on offer across the UK to build back demand for breaks.
Hospitality sector prepares for English Tourism Week
English Tourism Week is fast approaching with this year’s week dedicated to showing support for tourism businesses and destinations across the sector as they reopen and start to rebuild.
British Museum holds on to tourism top spot
Topping the list of free attractions in England was the British Museum, with 6.2 million visitors, followed by the Tate Modern and the National Gallery.
New domestic tourism campaign from VisitEngland
The £5 million campaign highlights the quality destinations, visitor attractions and experiences on offer across the cities, countryside and coast of the UK.
VisitEngland launches Covid-19 secure industry standard
VisitEngland has launched a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as the sector works towards reopening.