VisitEngland welcomes £15bn investment into England’s road network

LONDON, 2014-12-3 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitEngland Chief Executive, James Berresford, said: “The announcement today of £15bn investment into England’s road network is much welcomed. Our transport infrastructure is key to ensuring visitors can make important links to destinations and tourist attractions in England.

“Proposed plans include investment in a new 2.9km tunnel to remove the A303 from the Stonehenge landscape, a World Heritage Site and major tourist attraction. The announcement has been welcomed by both English Heritage and the National Trust, and clearly demonstrates the importance Government places on tourism, the potential our treasured heritage sites have to grow the visitor economy, and the importance in protecting our most treasured icons.”


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