VisitBritain partners with Tencent on a new 3D racing game ‘QQ Speed’ to inspire more Chinese visitors to Britain

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — National tourism agency VisitBritain has collaborated with leading China-based internet technology and cultural enterprise Tencent on a new 3D racing game ‘QQ Speed’ to inspire more Chinese visitors to book a trip to Britain. Online gamers in China can now tour Britain virtually on two new tracks, exploring… Read the full press release

Historic Environment Scotland: Britain’s preeminent painter L.S. Lowry on display at Duff House until 13 May 2019

A masterpiece by much-loved English painter L.S. Lowry has gone on display at Duff House. EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — ‘Canal and Factories’ captures the mills, factories and smoking chimneys of the industrial towns of Runcorn and Widnes on the river Mersey, and features Lowry’s famous ‘matchstick men’. Painted in 1955, the scene… Read the full press release

VisitBritain launches interactive online map of magical destinations across Britain

VisitBritain launches interactive online map of magical destinations across Britain   To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (26 June) VisitBritain is showcasing what makes Britain a magical destination. London, 2017-Jun-27 — /Travel PR News/ — It has released an interactive online map(link is external) of magical… Read the full press release

VisitBritain/VisitEngland: Last year visitors from US spent £3 billion in Britain

LONDON, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — This means that every £1 invested in VisitBritain’s activities resulted in an overseas visitor spending £23 in Britain. Domestic visitors spent an additional £97.2 million in England as a result of VisitEngland’s 2015 ‘Holidays at Home are GREAT’ campaign. The figures, announced today (11 Oct 2016) at the… Read the full press release

Bear Grylls supports VisitBritain’s ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ campaign with his top 10 #OMGB moments from across Britain

LONDON, 2016-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Bear Grylls, the British adventurer, has lent his support to VisitBritain’s ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ campaign to promote the incredible experiences that can only be had in Britain. Using #OMGB (Oh my GREAT Britain), the hashtag at the heart of VisitBritain’s international digital marketing drive, the campaign features images… Read the full press release

VisitBritain’s GREAT China Welcome programme aims to make Britain the most welcoming destination in Europe for Chinese visitors

LONDON, 2015-2-13 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain’s GREAT China Welcome programme aims to make Britain the most welcoming destination in Europe for Chinese visitors. The programme has over 250 member hotels, attractions and activities which all excel in looking after Chinese visitors. Here’s how just a few of them are celebrating or marking Chinese… Read the full press release

VisitBritain partnered with STUDIOCANAL to promote Britain as a GREAT destination to visit with the UK release of the new Paddington film

LONDON, 2014-11-13 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain has partnered with STUDIOCANAL to promote Britain as a GREAT destination to visit with the UK release of the new Paddington film (28th November), following the adventures of the famous bear who arrives at Paddington Station from Peru. VisitBritain partners with STUDIOCANAL for international family marketing campaign… Read the full press release

VisitBritain’s report “What inbound visitors shop for in Britain” reveals Middle East visitors are Britain’s most zealous international shoppers

LONDON, 2014-7-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A new report released today by the national tourism agency, VisitBritain, reveals that visitors from the Middle East are Britain’s most zealous international shoppers, while one in three French visitors buy British food and drink to take home. Kuwaiti visitors have highest propensity to buy clothes or shoes 1 in… Read the full press release

Deloitte report commissioned by VisitBritain underlines tourism’s central role in creating new jobs across Britain

London, UK, 2013-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism’s central role in creating new jobs across Britain has been underlined in a report today from Deloitte, ‘Tourism: jobs and growth’, commissioned by VisitBritain. Tourism economy set to grow 3.8% per annum – faster than manufacturing, construction and retail Currently worth £127bn and growing to £257bn by 2025 – 10%… Read the full press release

VisitBritain research revealed more overseas visitors go to theatre than to live sporting event when visiting in Britain

VisitBritain research has revealed that more overseas visitors go to the theatre, musicals, the opera or ballet (2.8 million) than to a live sporting event (1.3 million) when visiting in Britain.  London, UK, 2013-11-6 — /travelprnews.com/ — These 2.8 million visits include 14% of all overseas holiday trips, whilst visits incorporating a live sport event make up… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: May 2013 saw record number of visits with 3 million tourists enjoying Britain

VisitBritain has today welcomed a record crumbling May together with bumper spend results for the first five months of 2013. 2013-07-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Latest figures from the ONS International Passenger Survey show a 4% rise in the number of May visits and a 5% increase in spend following a 2% rise in the first five… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: Overseas Visitors To Britain’s Parks And Gardens Spend £7.8 Billion

With the sunny weather set to continue and Britain’s gardens well and truly in bloom, the national tourism agency has released research which reveals that a staggering £7.8 billion was spent by tourists enjoying a garden in the UK, with a large chunk coming from younger visitors  2013-06-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — A VisitBritain study identified that… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: Brazil, Russia, India & China markets find appeal in cities and towns across Britain

2013-05-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — In what was a memorable year for Britain, new analysis(1) released by the national tourism agency show that 2012 continued the rise in the number of overseas visitors looking to experience the very best of what Britain has to offer. Unsurprisingly, London was the star performer in a year in which it became… Read the full press release

COUNTRY LEAGUE TABLE REVEALS NEW RECORDS FROM 2012 VISITORS

2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Detailed market by market figures released today(1) show the increasing popularity of Britain from emerging tourism powerhouse China, a French inbound market which is stronger than ever and record spend figures from Australia, Canada and the UAE. In the year London hosted its third Olympics, Britain achieved solid overall results with a record… Read the full press release