VisitBritain’s flagship MICE event MeetGB to be held at ICC Wales in 2020

LONDON, UK, 2019-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain has today (08 October 2019) announced that its flagship annual Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) event MeetGB is being held at the Celtic Manor Resort and the recently opened International Convention Centre (ICC) in Wales in April 2020. Registration for the event is also now open… Read the full press release

VisitBritain/VisitEngland highlighted importance of British gardens to tourism during the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

LONDON, UK, 2019-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The importance of British gardens to tourism is being highlighted by VisitBritain/VisitEngland during the RHS Chelsea Flower Show as part of the national tourism agency’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2019. VisitBritain/VisitEngland is this year supporting the RHS Bridgewater Feature Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, hosting an… Read the full press release

VisitEngland launches a new Awards for Excellence format

  VisitEngland has launched a new Awards for Excellence format to reflect innovations across England’s tourism industry as it marks 30 years of the Awards. LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The national tourism agency announced the new format during the Awards 30th celebrations held at London’s Banqueting House on Whitehall. The annual VisitEngland… Read the full press release

VisitBritain announces the return of its flagship business event MeetGB

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain has today (18 January 2019) announced its flagship business event MeetGB will return this year to show 120 international buyers why the UK is the destination of choice for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE). MeetGB will welcome 80 suppliers from venues, hotels and local attractions across the… Read the full press release

VisitEngland announces successful bids to receive funding from the £40 million Discover England Fund

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today (02 July 2018) announced the latest successful applicants to receive funding from the £40 million Discover England Fund for tourism product development. The 11 successful bids receive funding of up to £250,000 in the third year of the Fund. From promoting food, music and heritage to… Read the full press release

VisitEngland announces Awards for Excellence finalists

LONDON, UK, 2018-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Awards, now in their 29th year, recognise, congratulate and celebrate businesses and individuals who go above and beyond in promoting and practising excellence across England. Finalists will be invited to attend a traditional afternoon tea at the Bath Assembly Rooms on St George’s Day, 23 April… Read the full press release

VisitEngland announces the latest bids to secure funding from the Discover England Fund

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The two large-scale projects, worth up to £1million, and one pilot, worth up to £500,000, will develop England’s competitive tourism offer. The winning bids include a project to build on the North of England’s growing reputation as a first-class destination for cultural holidays, encourage tourists to the… Read the full press release

VisitEngland and VisitScotland partner to help businesses tap into the lucrative Accessible Tourism market

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2017-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — With more than half of people with access requirements avoiding going to new places if they can’t find information about accessibility, VisitEngland and VisitScotland have formed a unique partnership to help businesses tap into the lucrative Accessible Tourism market. The national tourism organisations have launched a new,… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: Record number of visits from China to the UK in the first quarter of 2017

The UK could look forward to a rise in visitors from China in the coming week as China National Day and the Golden Week holiday begin. LONDON, 2017-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Golden Week is a prime time of travel for the Chinese and more are choosing to visit the UK than ever. Latest… Read the full press release

VisitEngland launches £2.5 million ‘Join the World – Discover the UK’ digital and social media campaign

LONDON, 2017-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A UK-wide tourism campaign is launching to inspire young people from Great Britain and Northern Ireland to take a holiday at home. Statistics show that 16-to-34 year olds took almost 1.4 million fewer holidays at home last year compared to a decade ago. VisitEngland’s £2.5 million ‘Join the World… Read the full press release

VisitBritain names Gavin Landry as Regional Director for the Americas

LONDON, 2017-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain has today announced the appointment of Gavin Landry as its Regional Director for the Americas. In his new role, which he takes up from Wednesday 23 August, Gavin’s remit is to drive new and repeat visitor growth to Britain from the Americas, focusing on key segments and… Read the full press release

VisitEngland: The ‘Great West Way’ project receives £1 million from the Discover England Fund

VisitEngland: The ‘Great West Way’ project receives £1 million from the Discover England Fund   London, 2017-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The ‘Great West Way’ project, led by destination management organisation VisitWiltshire, is set to transform tourism along the 125-mile route. The major investment will develop a new touring route and link a package… Read the full press release

AA to run VisitEngland Quality Assessment Schemes

London, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today (10 April 2017) announced that the AA has been awarded a contract to run the VisitEngland Quality Assessment Schemes under licence for the next three years. VisitEngland Chief Executive Sally Balcombe said: “I am delighted to announce this contract which guarantees the standards and expectations… Read the full press release

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

VisitBritain to host its largest ever global tourism trade event ExploreGB from March 2-3 at the Brighton Centre

London, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Now in its third year ‘ExploreGB’ is heading south to Brighton. More than 400 international buyers from 40 countries will do business with 430 travel industry suppliers from across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland at the event being held from Thursday 2 March… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: Record-breaking 12.2 million visits to English regions outside London in 9M2016

LONDON, 2017-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — International tourists are travelling across English regions in record numbers, and they are spending more too. Official statistics released today show that in the first nine months of 2016 there were a record-breaking 12.2 million visits to English regions outside London, up 4% compared to the same period in… Read the full press release

VisitBritain and Expedia launch multi-million pound partnership to market Britain in France, Germany and the US

LONDON, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — According to VisitBritain, this partnership is targeted to deliver over £135 million of additional visitor spend to the UK economy over the three years. The first phase of the partnership gets underway with  the launch of a six-month digital marketing campaign across the three markets including online, social and… 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

VisitBritain: Inbound tourism numbers and spend to the UK set to continue its growth in 2016

LONDON, 2015-12-29 — /Travel PR News/ — It has been a record-breaking year to date for inbound tourism numbers and spend to the UK and growth looks set to continue in 2016 according to forecasts from national tourism body VisitBritain. In spite of the strength of sterling, spending by overseas visitors is predicted to reach… Read the full press release

VisitBritain: New survey reveals that 2014 was a record year for both inbound visits and overseas visitor spending in the UK

LONDON, 2015-2-13 — /Travel PR News/ — New full-year inbound tourism figures released today reveal that 2014 was a record year for both inbound visits and overseas visitor spending in the UK. The latest International Passenger Survey figures show that overseas visitors spent £21.7 billion in Britain last year, 3% up on 2013 and a… Read the full press release

VISITLONDON.COM, VisitBritain and the GREAT Britain campaign launched international search to find London’s Official Guest of Honour

LONDON, 2014-11-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Today VISITLONDON.COM, the official Visitor Guide to the capital, together with VisitBritain and the GREAT Britain campaign, have launched an international search to find London’s Official Guest of Honour, who will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience London as never before. The capital city and its most famous… Read the full press release