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VisitEngland records strong staycation trend

VisitEngland records strong staycation trend

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: The search is on for England’s biggest fan

VisitEngland: The search is on for England’s biggest fan

30 March 2012 Press Release Organisations & Operators

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 reveals importance of domestic visitors

VisitEngland reveals importance of domestic visitors

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.

ABTA criticises £5m gov ad campaign

ABTA criticises £5m gov ad campaign

9 March 2012 Tourism News

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 rolls out £5m campaign

VisitEngland rolls out £5m campaign

8 March 2012 Tourism News

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.

Operators aim to make England’s airports ‘Most welcoming in the World’

Operators aim to make England’s airports ‘Most welcoming in the World’

16 February 2012 Press Release Airline News Organisations & Operators

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.

VisitEngland records strong increase in domestic tourism

VisitEngland records strong increase in domestic tourism

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.