UK expects rise in visits from China for the upcoming China National Day and the Golden Week

The UK could look forward to a rise in visits from China in the coming week as China National Day and the Golden Week holiday get underway. LONDON, UK, 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Golden Week is a prime time of travel for the Chinese and more are choosing to visit the UK than… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: Premier League drives inbound tourism amongst overseas football fans to visit the UK

New research from VisitBritain shows the power of the Premier League in driving inbound tourism amongst overseas football fans, with more than three-quarters of those surveyed intending to visit the UK during the next two years. LONDON, UK, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Chinese football fans surveyed showed the greatest intention with 92% intending… Read the full press release

VisitBritain expects 483,000 visits from China in 2019

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Forward flight booking data showed that bookings from China to the UK were up 24% from Wednesday 30 January to Tuesday 12 February, compared to the period when Chinese New Year fell last year. Longer term forward booking data shows that bookings from China to the UK were… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: visit numbers from Japan to reach 270,000 in 2019, a 9% increase on 2017

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Japanese tourism to the UK is expected to grow this year to its highest level since 2007, as the two countries continue to strengthen economic and cultural ties. National tourism agency VisitBritain expects visit numbers from Japan to reach 270,000 in 2019, a 9% increase on 2017…. Read the full press release

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

VisitBritain partners with Avanti Destinations to inspire travellers from the USA to explore Britain’s diverse culinary history and culture

VisitBritain will this week welcome 21 travel agents to the UK after partnering with a leading USA travel operator to show the UK as a top destination for food and drink. LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain has partnered with Avanti Destinations to create bookable itineraries, called ‘Local Flavours in Britain’, to… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport welcomes Jet Airways’ five-times-a-week service to Mumbai

Huge trade and investment benefits from direct connection as businesses and organisations across the Northern Powerhouse welcome route Tourism benefit predicted for the North as UK is the second most popular long-haul destination for Indian visitors 130,000 passengers a year set to benefit from direct route, with 500,000 people of Indian origin living in Manchester… Read the full press release

VisitEngland’s ROSE Award 2018 winners announced

VisitEngland has today Tuesday 16 October revealed the winners of the fourth annual ROSE Awards at the Independent Hotel Show in London. LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The ROSE Awards, this year awarded to 100 recipients across the country, puts the spotlight on those accommodation providers across England who provide visitors with the… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: Golden Week holiday could boost Chinese visitors to UK

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK could look forward to a rise in visitors from China in the coming week as the Golden Week holiday gets underway today (Monday 1 October). Golden Week is a prime time of travel for the Chinese and more are choosing to visit the UK than ever… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: Overseas visits to the UK are forecast to break through the 40 million mark for the first time in 2018

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — It has been a record year-to-date for inbound tourism to the UK, with growth set to continue in 2018 according to forecasts from national tourism agency VisitBritain. Overseas visits to the UK are forecast to break through the 40 million mark for the first time in 2018,… Read the full press release

VisitEngland: 6.9 million Brits are planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this August Bank Holiday weekend

LONDON, 2017-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland’s August Bank Holiday Trip Tracker survey published today shows that 6.9 million Brits are planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this weekend, bringing an estimated £1.7 billion boost to the UK economy. The figures show an increase on last year’s results when 5.1 million adults… 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

New Edition of VisitEngland’s The Pink Book Launched

VisitEngland has today launched the latest version of The Pink Book, a guide designed to give English accommodation providers an overview of their legal obligations.  Britain, 2017-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Now in its ninth edition, ‘The Pink Book: Legislation for tourist accommodation’ provides a common-sense approach to running an accommodation business – from food… Read the full press release

VisitBritain rolls out new marketing campaign to inspire Italians to visit UK and find their own amazing moments

London, 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The #OMGB (Oh My GREAT Britain) ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ marketing campaign was formally announced at an event for travel trade and press in Milan hosted by VisitBritain, the Department for International Trade, the British Council and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to showcase why 2017 is a… Read the full press release

Voting opens for VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar 2017

Voting opens for VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar 2017   LONDON, 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The competition, run by VisitEngland and supported by The Daily Mirror, features 10 shortlisted candidates who need your votes to win and be crowned Tourism Superstar 2017.  Visit mirror.co.uk/tourismsuperstar(link is external) to watch a short film featuring the Superstar finalists… Read the full press release

VisitBritain celebrates milestone partnerships with Hainan Airlines and Alitrip

London, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain has today (5 December) celebrated its milestone partnerships with Hainan Airlines (HNA Group) and Alitrip, Alibaba Group’s tourism arm, in China. Both partnerships have been established to attract more Chinese visitors to Britain. UK Government Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley and VisitBritain… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: percentage of international visitors who said they felt extremely welcome in Britain has more than doubled in the last five years

LONDON, 2015-12-9 — /Travel PR News/ — The percentage of international visitors who said they felt extremely welcome in Britain has more than doubled in the last five years according to a new report by national tourism agency VisitBritain.The ‘Britain’s welcome to overseas visitors’ report, based on a survey of more than 5,000 visitors as… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: 27.1 million visits to Britain from January to September, 2015

LONDON, 2015-11-25 — /Travel PR News/ — International visits to Britain for the first nine months of 2015 have broken previous records according to new figures out today from the Office for National Statistics. The data shows there  were 27.1 million visits to Britain from January to September this year, a 3% increase compared to the… 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