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

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 Shop and Marketing Manchester become distributors on Tourism Exchange GB

We are delighted to announce that the VisitBritain Shop and Marketing Manchester have both joined as distributors on Tourism Exchange GB (TXGB), a new platform for English suppliers to reach global distributors. LONDON, UK, 2019-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Marketing Manchester’s new distribution channel will help suppliers in the area raise their profile to overseas… 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/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

VisitBritain holds flagship business event MeetGB

LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain’s flagship business event MeetGB gets underway this week highlighting to global buyers why the UK is the destination of choice for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE). VisitBritain is set to host 90 event planners from across Europe and North America who are coming together to… Read the full press release

VisitBritain and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) to boost inbound tourism to Britain through digital campaign

National tourism agency VisitBritain has launched a digital campaign with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) to boost inbound tourism to Britain. LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The £150,000 campaign, which kicks off today, Friday 22 February, will run for five weeks in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, to promote travel to Britain and drive visitor… 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 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

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 welcomes new Eurostar and Virgin Trains partnership to drive growth to more destinations across the UK for international MICE market

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain today (27 November 2018) welcomes a new Eurostar and Virgin Trains partnership to offer a united travel service for the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) market, to drive growth in international business events to the UK. The partnership, officially launched today at IBTM World in… 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

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 teams up with Destination Management Companies to boost the distribution of Discover England Fund projects

VisitBritain teams up with Destination Management Companies to boost the distribution of Discover England Fund projects VisitBritain has partnered with Destination Management Companies for the first time to promote more of England’s tourism products overseas. LONDON, UK, 2018-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The commercial partnerships, with six destination management companies (DMCs), will boost the distribution… 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

VisitBritain/VisitEngland: An extra £872 million in visitor spending was generated across the UK in the last year

LONDON, 2017-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — An extra £872 million in visitor spending was generated across the UK in the last year as a result of work by national tourism agency VisitBritain/VisitEngland latest figures show. This means for every pound invested in the organisation, £20 of additional visitor spend was generated for the economy…. 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

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

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 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 launches major campaign to drive bookings from India to the UK

London, 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The #OMGB (Oh My GREAT Britain) ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ marketing campaign rolls out with a 7-week paid digital and billboard campaign to showcase the amazing moments that can only be had on a trip to Britain. VisitBritain Director Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) Sumathi Ramanathan… 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

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

New Chairs for the VisitBritain/VisitEngland Board and the VisitEngland Advisory Board appointed

LONDON, 2017-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, has appointed the new Chairs for the BTA (VisitBritain/VisitEngland) Board and the VisitEngland Advisory Board – Steve Ridgway CBE will succeed Christopher Rodrigues CBE as BTA Chairman and Denis Wormwell will succeed Penelope,… Read the full press release

VisitBritain and PCMA to deliver the first ever #Greatdebate at PCMA Convening Leaders conference in Austin, Texas

LONDON, 2017-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The debate will tackle the topical issue of “How geopolitics & global economics alter the course of business”, with key industry figures providing insight into the macro trends set to affect the events industry across the world. Welcoming the opportunity to partner with PCMA on a new and… 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 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

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

Titanic Belfast named Europe’s Leading Visitor Attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards

LONDON, 2016-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience, located on the spot where the famous liner was built and launched, has been named as Europe’s Leading Visitor Attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards held in Sardinia, Italy, last night. Titanic Belfast beat off stiff competition from the Guinness… Read the full press release