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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.

Hunt launches VisitEngland campaign at WTM 2011

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.

UK visitors offered chance to pick up their own royal wedding dress

19 August 2011 Tourism News

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.

London gets green map

London gets green map

30 March 2011 Press Release Tourism News

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.