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Millions of Brits planning Bank Holiday getaway

Millions of Brits planning Bank Holiday getaway

VisitEngland’s Bank Holiday Trip Tracker Survey today reveals that 4.8 million Brits, or nine per cent of the adult population, are planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this August Bank Holiday weekend. This includes some 4.5 million planning a holiday in England. This is likely to generate some £1.2 billion for the UK economy, £1.1 billion of which will be spent in England.

English attractions see visitor numbers continue to grow

English attractions see visitor numbers continue to grow

Visits to England’s attractions increased by four per cent in 2014, consolidating the sector’s return to growth following 2013’s positive figures, according to VisitEngland’s Annual Attractions Survey. The figures continue the growth of visitor numbers to England’s tourist attractions in 2013, demonstrating the important contribution attractions make to the tourism industry and the English economy, which is worth £106 billion in total.

VisitEngland figures reveal booming tourism sector

VisitEngland figures reveal booming tourism sector

The latest results from the Great Britain Tourism Survey published by VisitEngland reveal a record breaking performance for domestic tourism in the first quarter of the year. Some 28.7 million trips were recorded in England between January and April this year, an 18 per cent increase year on year, and the highest number of trips recorded during the first quarter since the survey began in 2006.

VisitEngland chairman Lady Cobham receives CBE from Prince of Wales

VisitEngland chairman Lady Cobham receives CBE from Prince of Wales

VisitEngland chairman Lady Cobham has been awarded a CBE for services to tourism and received the honour from HRH the Prince of Wales. She joined VisitEngland in 2009 when the tourist board was created and has been instrumental in driving forward the objectives of England’s Strategic Framework for Tourism to maximise tourism’s contribution to the economy, employment and quality of life in England.

VisitEngland to share star ratings on TripAdvisor

VisitEngland to share star ratings on TripAdvisor

In a new partnership with TripAdvisor, VisitEngland’s official star ratings will now be displayed on the TripAdvisor property pages of participating accommodation providers in England. VisitEngland now joins organisations such as the AA as providers of official star ratings for TripAdvisor. This partnership forms part of a raft of projects by VisitEngland aimed at supporting tourism businesses to engage with digital platforms.

VisitEngland reveals summer optimism in tourism market

VisitEngland reveals summer optimism in tourism market

Results of the Great British Tourism Survey released by VisitEngland today reveal 3.8 million domestic holiday trips were taken in England in April 2014, a ten per cent increase on the same period last year, with tourism spend up five per cent for the month. The early months of 2014 were characterised by extremely wet weather which had a negative impact on figures.

Millions of Brits enjoy Christmas getaway

Millions of Brits enjoy Christmas getaway

VisitEngland’s latest Trip Tracker survey reveals that planned overnight trips this Christmas and New year are likely to generate some £1.9 billion spend for the UK economy, around £1.6 billion of which will be spent in England. A total of 10.1 million Brits plan to make the most of the festive season by taking an overnight trip in the UK, with 8.6 million people planning to take that trip in England.

VisitEngland turns to domestic tourism

VisitEngland turns to domestic tourism

A new report by the national tourist board, VisitEngland entitled Domestic Leisure Tourism Trends for the Next Decade, outlining key trends due to significantly affect the future growth of domestic tourism was launched today at VisitEngland’s Visitor Economy Conference in London. Covering a wide range of demographic, economic, technological and consumer trends, the report, highlights key opportunities that could change the face of tourism in England over the next decade.