The 2012 Olympic sailing events are taking place in Weymouth, home to the best sailing waters in Northern Europe, according to the Royal Yachting Association. You can take to the waves yourself with SailLaser, where classes range from beginners to race training.
VisitEngland has released figures revealing that over 104 million domestic overnight trips were taken in England last year – an increase of nine per cent compared to 2010 and the highest number of trips since the survey began in 2006. Total spend rose by 13 per cent year on year, representing almost £18 billion.
VisitEngland has launched a new Android version of its official Enjoy England app. The new version is free to download and provides over 1,000 up-to-the-minute ideas for unmissable destinations and attractions across the country, enabling more smartphone users than ever before to plan the perfect day trip or holiday in England.
VisitEngland, the national tourist board, today launched a new online training course to help tourism businesses deliver excellent service to disabled customers.
VisitEngland, the country’s national tourist board has launched a nationwide campaign to find England’s biggest fan for an all-expenses paid 70-day trip around the country. The organisation is looking for a budding travel writer / broadcaster / social networker who is passionate about England, and likes nothing more than exploring the country and passing on their experiences.
VisitEngland, the national tourist board, has reported the success of the first English Tourism Week. The national initiative was designed to raise the profile and importance of tourism, and showcase the value of the industry to both local communities and the economy.
VisitEngland, the national tourist board, today launched the first ever English Tourism Week with the exciting news that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will be the event’s Patron for the next year.
As English Tourism Week begins, VisitEngland, the national tourist board has announced findings from the first survey of its kind on the importance of day visits to the domestic tourism industry. Also today, the UK and Europe’s biggest visitor attraction operator, Merlin Entertainments has linked VisitEngland to launch their first ever joint marketing campaign.
Following the launch of the Government’s latest £4m advertising campaign to encourage Brits to holiday at home this year, ABTA has warned that the campaign might fall on deaf ears, according to the results its latest YouGov poll.
VisitEngland and the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture Media, Sport and the Olympics, have launched the tourist board’s biggest ever domestic tourism campaign which aims to boost tourism throughout the UK. The new television ad, which will air today, is part of a three year, £24 million marketing strategy which seeks to generate £480m by 2015.
VisitEngland, the national tourist board, in February held a seminar for representatives from airports across England from Manchester to Newquay, to discuss the important subject of welcoming visitors ahead of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The first of its kind, the seminar was opened by the Minister for Tourism and Heritage, John Penrose MP.
Figures released today by VisitEngland, the national tourist board, reveal the number of domestic overnight trips taken in England in September last year grew by 22 per cent compared to 2010, while spend increased by 13 per cent. Holiday trips in particular were up by 19 per cent during September and visits to friends and relatives grew by 33 per cent, most probably boosted by the unusually warm weather enjoyed across the country.