VisitEngland has revealed the number of overnight domestic holiday trips in England increased by four per cent year on year between January and August this year. The national tourist board also announced domestic tourism spend grew by 12 per cent.
Jeremy Hunt, the secretary of state for culture, Olympics, media and sport has launched VisitEngland’s 2012 holiday-at-home marketing campaign. The three-year campaign will kick off in February next year with a TV advertisement and is aimed at inspiring Britons to take more short-breaks in England.
The wedding dress worn by Kate Middleton during her marriage to Prince William earlier this year is presently on display at Buckingham Palace, with visitors now offered the chance to purchase a replica doll for the first time. Also in the UK today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to London.
VisitEngland has revealed attractions across the country saw a three per cent increase in admission numbers during 2010. Over the course of the year, non-charging attractions saw numbers increase by six per cent, with paid-for attractions reporting a decline of one per cent.
London’s green restaurants, hotels, cafes and attractions have been listed on a handy, pocket-sized map in a new initiative launched by VisitEngland, greentraveller.co.uk, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Visit London.