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

VisitEngland’s Attractions Accolades winners announced

LONDON, UK, 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today (12 February 2019) announced the winners of its 2018 Attractions Accolades recognising the quality of visitor experiences across England. Following their annual assessment by VisitEngland, 76 attractions have been awarded an accolade, based on the score they obtained following their Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme… Read the full press release

VisitEngland re-launches Entry Level and Taste accreditation schemes for accommodation and food businesses

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today, 26 November, re-launched its Entry Level and Taste accreditation schemes for accommodation and food businesses, making them available to businesses across England. From today all accommodation and food businesses in England can apply to the schemes directly through VisitEngland Assessment Services as well as… Read the full press release

VisitEngland launches campaign to inspire young Brits to discover the UK by taking mini gap-year style breaks

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland is today (Wednesday 24 October) launching a campaign to inspire more young Brits to discover the UK by taking mini gap-year style breaks. The £2.5 million ‘Join the World – #MyMicrogap’ campaign targets young people with experiences and activities typically taken during a gap-year that can be condensed… 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

VisitEngland supports tourism businesses in England trade internationally with a new inbound tourism toolkit

VisitEngland has launched a digital education programme to support tourism businesses in England to sell their products and services internationally. LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The ‘Taking England to the World – an inbound tourism toolkit’ has been created to support destinations and small and medium sized tourism businesses make the move into… 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 encourages Brits to beat the January blues with ‘24 Hours in the UK’ digital campaign

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland has today (‘Blue Monday’ 15 January 2018) launched a digital campaign to promote round-the-clock activities and experiences across the UK, encouraging Brits to beat the January blues by taking a holiday at home. The ‘24 Hours in the UK’ series of films, launched by VisitEngland and… 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 2018 Awards for Excellence now open for applications

Celebrating the best of English tourism, applications are now open for the VisitEngland 2018 Awards for Excellence LONDON, 2017-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Now in its 29th year, the awards laud the very finest in English tourism, promoting best practice and raising the bar in customer service. VisitEngland Director Andrew Stokes said: “These awards honour… 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/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

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

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

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

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

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

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