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New report highlights importance of tourism to UK

New report highlights importance of tourism to UK

England’s central role in driving the future growth of tourism in the UK has been outlined in a new report released today from Deloitte ‘Tourism: jobs and growth’. Worth £106 billion and supporting 2.6 million jobs, English tourism is the driving nation behind an industry that has grown faster than manufacturing, construction and retail.

Small cut in tourism funding in UK

Small cut in tourism funding in UK

The department for media, culture and sport has confirmed VisitBritain’s funding for 2015/16 will fall to just under £20 million – a reduction of five per cent on the 2014/15 budget. However, the small cut has been welcomed by Christopher Rodrigues, chairman, VisitBritain, in the context of swingeing cuts seen elsewhere in government.

VisitEngland launches new accessibility guide

VisitEngland launches new accessibility guide

National tourist board VisitEngland has launched Speak Up!, a free online guide designed to help tourism businesses market their accessibility to disabled travellers. Packed full of information, advice and examples of best practice, the guide covers a wide range of marketing tools from social media to promotional brochures, all aimed at helping business owners attract more of these valuable visitors, worth over £2 billion.

VisitEngland outlines tourism plans for 2015 Rugby World Cup

VisitEngland outlines tourism plans for 2015 Rugby World Cup

As Tournament Organisers, England Rugby 2015 have announced the 12 venues across England which will host matches during Rugby World Cup 2015, national tourist board VisitEngland reiterated its commitment to maximise the benefit from this prestigious sports event for tourism. VisitEngland will work closely with the host destination management organisations, venues, and local authorities to support them in delivering the best possible experience for all visitors. 

Easter booking bonanza for UK English tourism

Easter booking bonanza for UK English tourism

Some 2.7 million Brits - six per cent per cent of the adult population - plan to make the most of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend by taking at least one overnight holiday trip in the UK, according to figures from VisitEngland. Of these 2.5 million people - five per cent – are planning to take that trip in England, according to the latest Trip Tracker survey from the tourism body.

VisitEngland launches beach focused campaign

VisitEngland launches beach focused campaign

VisitEngland has launched a new multi-channel marketing campaign designed to boost domestic tourism in 2013 by promoting short breaks in some of England’s most iconic seaside destinations. The campaign is the fifth of six launching from January to March, covering the four key themes of countryside, coast, heritage and culture, funded in part by the government’s Regional Growth Fund.

Rural theme for latest VisitEngland campaign

Rural theme for latest VisitEngland campaign

VisitEngland has launched a new multi-channel marketing campaign designed to boost domestic tourism in 2013 by promoting short breaks in some of England’s most beautiful rural locations. The campaign is the fourth of six launching from January to March, covering the four key themes of countryside, coast, heritage and culture, funded in part by the government’s Regional Growth Fund.

New tourism campaign features English beaches

New tourism campaign features English beaches

VisitEngland, the national tourist board, has launched a new multi-channel marketing campaign designed to boost domestic tourism in 2013 by promoting short breaks in some of England’s most spectacular coastal locations. The campaign is the third of six launching from January to March, covering the four key themes of countryside, coast, heritage and culture, funded in part by the government’s Regional Growth Fund.