VisitEngland unveils finalists for the Awards for Excellence 2017

VisitEngland has today announced the finalists for the Awards for Excellence 2017, the most prestigious awards in English tourism.  England, 2017-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today announced the finalists for the Awards for Excellence 2017, the most prestigious awards in English tourism. The Awards, now in their 28th year, recognise and congratulate… Read the full press release

VisitEngland announces Lilian Groves from Durham Cathedral as England’s Tourism Superstar 2016

As English Tourism Week gets underway VisitEngland is delighted to announce that Lilian Groves from Durham Cathedral has won a public vote to become England’s Tourism Superstar 2016. This is the second consecutive Tourism Superstar win from Durham.  LONDON, 2016-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — As English Tourism Week gets underway VisitEngland is delighted to announce… Read the full press release

The British Tourist Authority appoints Andrew Stokes new interim Director, England

LONDON, 2016-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The British Tourist Authority (BTA) has today (Wednesday 20 January) announced the appointment of a new interim Director, England, Andrew Stokes. Mr Stokes has spent the last 14 years as Chief Executive of Marketing Manchester where he transformed the organisation from being totally focused on tourism to one working… Read the full press release

VisitEngland announces the shortlist for Tourism Superstar 2016

VisitEngland, the national tourist board has announced the shortlist for Tourism Superstar 2016. LONDON, 2016-1-6 — /Travel PR News/ — The tribute to tourism star players was launched in 2012 as part of English Tourism Week (this year running from 5 – 13 March) and is supported by the Daily Mirror. The campaign recognises the dedication and passion… Read the full press release

VisitEngland’s Chief Executive James Berresford: This Rugby World Cup will be remembered as the biggest rugby tournament to date

LONDON, 2015-11-4 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland, the national tourist board, is today celebrating the most successful Rugby World Cup to date, with a total of 2.47 million tickets sold. England’s Rugby World Cup has broken a host of records for the host nation including ticket sales and attendance. 98 per cent of available… Read the full press release

VisitEngland, VisitScotland and Visit Wales reveal for the first time the value of tourism spend generated by a variety of leisure activities

VisitEngland, in partnership with home nation tourist boards VisitScotland and Visit Wales today reveal for the first time, the value of tourism spend generated by a variety of leisure activities among international and domestic day and overnight tourists. LONDON, 2015-10-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The figures released today at the annual media breakfast at… Read the full press release

Visits to England’s attractions increased by 4% in 2014 according to VisitEngland’s Annual Attractions Survey

LONDON, 2015-8-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Visits to England’s attractions increased by 4% in 2014, consolidating the sector’s return to growth following 2013’s positive figures, according to VisitEngland’s Annual Attractions Survey released today. Key figures include: Attractions reported a healthy 4% annual increase in total visits in 2014 All regions across England experienced growth in 2014,… Read the full press release

The Great Britain Tourism Survey by VisitEngland reveals record breaking performance for domestic tourism in the first quarter of the year

LONDON, 2015-7-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The latest results from the Great Britain Tourism Survey (GBTS) published today by VisitEngland reveal a record breaking performance for domestic tourism in the first quarter of the year. Key figures include: 28.7 million trips recorded in England between January and April this year, an 18% increase YOY,… Read the full press release

VisitEngland Chief Executive James Berresford welcomes the Prime Minister’s five point plan to support tourism growth across the UK

LONDON, 2015-7-17 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland Chief Executive James Berresford today welcomed the Prime Minister’s visit to Cornwall to announce a five point plan to support tourism growth across the UK. VisitEngland’s Chief Executive James Berresford said: “The commitment by the Prime Minister today to grow tourism across the UK is further recognition… Read the full press release

VisitEngland named ‘The Chefs of England’ as the winner of this year’s prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Tourism award

LONDON, 2015-5-15 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has named ‘The Chefs of England’, as the winner of this year’s prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Tourism award.  The winner was revealed at its annual Awards for Excellence ceremony, held last night at the spectacular Sage Gateshead. Accepting the award on behalf of all ‘The Chefs of… Read the full press release

VisitEngland hosted its annual VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

LONDON, 2015-5-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The winners of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015 were revealed at its annual ceremony, held last night at the spectacular Sage Gateshead. Celebrating excellence across the tourism industry, 17 winners including Best Small Hotel, Tourism Pub of the Year, Best Visitor Attraction and Tourism Event of the… Read the full press release

VisitEngland launches industry wide consultation on the future growth strategy for the tourism industry in England

At an event at the start of English Tourism Week yesterday, VisitEngland launched an industry wide consultation on the future growth strategy for the tourism industry in England. LONDON, 2015-3-19 — /Travel PR News/ — This consultation will set the stage for a mid-term refresh of the Strategic Framework for Tourism 2010-2020 launched by VisitEngland… Read the full press release

VisitEngland: Matthew Henderson from Beamish Museum in County Durham becomes England’s Tourism Superstar 2015

LONDON, 2015-3-19 — /Travel PR News/ — As English Tourism Week gets underway VisitEngland is delighted to announce that Matthew Henderson from Beamish Museum in County Durham has come top of a public vote to become England’s Tourism Superstar 2015. Matthew went up against ten other short-listed nominees in a public vote run by the… Read the full press release

VisitEngland launches TV campaign aimed at raising the profile of English destinations in the year of Rugby World Cup 2015

LONDON, 2015-1-9 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland today launches ‘Discover Your England’, a TV campaign aimed at raising the profile of English destinations in the year of Rugby World Cup 2015. Airing for the first time on Channel 5, ITV and SKY this Sunday 11 January, the advert features over 16 English destinations and… Read the full press release

VisitEngland welcomes £15bn investment into England’s road network

LONDON, 2014-12-3 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland Chief Executive, James Berresford, said: “The announcement today of £15bn investment into England’s road network is much welcomed. Our transport infrastructure is key to ensuring visitors can make important links to destinations and tourist attractions in England. “Proposed plans include investment in a new 2.9km tunnel to… Read the full press release

VisitEngland to promote England as leading destination for accessible tourism following successful bid for funding from the European Commission

LONDON, 2014-11-7 — /Travel PR News/ — At the start of World Travel Market today, VisitEngland announces plans for a national drive to promote England as a leading destination for accessible tourism, following a successful bid for funding from the European Commission. The announcement comes as new research by VisitEngland shows the overnight accessible tourism market… Read the full press release

VisitEngland welcomes additional £10m from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund for the development of tourism in the North

LONDON, 2014-11-7 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland’s Chief Executive James Berresford said: “We welcome this additional £10million from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) for the development of a new strategy for tourism in the North. This commitment from Government clearly demonstrates that tourism is being increasingly recognised as a key driver of the economy which… Read the full press release

VisitEngland’s Growing Tourism Locally project generated £517.9 million additional tourism spend and created record number of 9,620 additional jobs in the tourism sector

LONDON, 2014-9-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (23 September 2014) at the ABTA Convention in Ljubljana, Slovenia, VisitEngland reveals the latest results of the three-year project, ‘Growing Tourism Locally’, which in its second year has to date generated a total of £517.9 million additional tourism spend and created a record number of 9,620 additional… Read the full press release

VisitEngland reveals the latest results of the three-year project “Growing Tourism Locally”

LONDON, 2014-8-15 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland, the national tourist board, today reveals the latest results of the three-year project, ‘Growing Tourism Locally’, which in its second year has to date generated a total of £416 million additional tourism spend and created 7,744 additional jobs for the sector. The project, funded by £19.8m from… Read the full press release

VisitEngland’s official star ratings to be displayed on TripAdvisor property pages of participating accommodation providers in England

LONDON, 2014-8-11 — /Travel PR News/ — In a new partnership with TripAdvisor, VisitEngland’s official star ratings will now be displayed on the TripAdvisor property pages of participating accommodation providers in England. VisitEngland now joins organisations such as the AA as providers of official star ratings for TripAdvisor. This partnership forms part of a raft of… Read the full press release

VisitEngland cycling themed TV ad to inspire Britons to take cycling holiday in England

LONDON, 2014-7-4 — /Travel PR News/ — A VisitEngland cycling themed national marketing campaign, aimed to inspire Britons to take a cycling holiday in England this year, will be featured in a Television advertisement which will air on Channel 5 on 11 July.  It will highlight the wide range of cycling related tourism products and experiences… Read the full press release

VisitEngland Chairman Lady Cobham awarded CBE for services to Tourism

LONDON, UK, 2014-6-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Chairman of VisitEngland, Lady Cobham has been awarded a CBE for services to Tourism it was announced at the weekend. Lady Cobham’s career in tourism spans nearly 40 years.  Her career began when she opened her private home Hagley Hall in Worcestershire to the general public in 1977… Read the full press release

VisitEngland and Equality and Human Rights Commission announced new guide for tourism businesses on welcoming customers with assistance dogs

London, UK, 2014-1-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — VisitEngland and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have produced a new guide for tourism businesses on welcoming customers with assistance dogs. Take the lead highlights the important role performed by assistance dogs, it outlines the legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010, and how tourism businesses can boost business… Read the full press release

VisitEngland announced the names shortlisted for Tourism Superstar 2014 (29 March – 6 April)

London, UK, 2014-1-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — VisitEngland, the national tourist board has announced the shortlist for Tourism Superstar 2014.  The tourism accolade was launched 2 years ago as part of English Tourism Week (this year running 29 March – 6 April).  The award recognises the dedication and passion of those working in the tourism industry, and is… Read the full press release

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) announced new Bristol – Stockholm service

Bristol, UK, 2013-11-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced a new service linking Bristol with Stockholm next summer. Flights will operate twice a week (on Monday and Friday) from 30 June to 15 August 2014, using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The schedule has been designed with long weekend leisure breaks in mind, and is expected… Read the full press release

VisitEngland’s CEO James Berresford statement on the official Overseas Travel Agents for Rugby World Cup 2015

London, UK, 2013-11-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — In response to the announcement from the International Rugby Board regarding the official Overseas Travel Agents for Rugby World Cup 2015, VisitEngland’s Chief Executive James Berresford said: The announcement of the official fifteen Overseas Travel Agents (OTAs) so far in advance of the tournament in 2015 is great news for tourism. … Read the full press release

VisitEngland: domestic overnight holiday trips up by 9% in both Great Britain and England during July 2013, YoY

London, UK, 2013-11-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today at World Travel Market in London,  VisitEngland, the national tourist board, announced that according to the Great Britain Tourism Survey the number of domestic overnight holiday trips was up by 9 per cent in Great Britain and 9 per cent in England during July this year compared to the same… Read the full press release

VisitEngland’s selection of great English pubs for the National Pub Week, 26 October – 4 November

London, UK, 2013-10-21— /travelprnews.com/ — We’ve got a lot to thank our pubs for, above and beyond the perfectly fluffy chip and well-poured pint. Our pubs are woven into the fabric of English history and culture, and have been the scene of many dramatic happenings, genius inventions, and perfect partnerships. To mark National Pub Week, 26 October… Read the full press release

VisitEngland exposes the country’s cheekier side

2013-07-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Following the announcement that Holkham Beach in Norfolk is to officially ban nudists from its shores from 1st July, tourists may well be looking for their next kit-free hang out. Look no further. From designated nudist beaches to naked gardening and theatre, here VisitEngland exposes the country’s cheekier side. Get your kit… Read the full press release

VisitEngland rounds up 10 of the country’s most scenic cycle routes

England Gears Up For National Bike Week 2013-06-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — This weekend sees the start of National Bike Week (15 – 21 June), which encourages everyone from novices to seasoned cyclists to dig out their bikes and get out on the saddle.  In the wake of Wiggo’s Olympic glory in 2012 and with next year’s Tour de France starting… Read the full press release