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VisitEngland champions tourism in Somerset during Royal Visit

10

Jul

VisitEngland Chairman, Penelope, Viscountess Cobham CBE was in Somerset on Tuesday 8th July as part of a visit by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales. The purpose of the visit – a follow up to The Prince of Wales's visit to the Somerset Levels in February this year - was to meet with tourism businesses and local communities affected by the floods and to champion the tourism industry.

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VisitEngland reveals new look Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme

19

May

VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme has undergone a complete refresh following an in-depth review and industry consultation. The changes aim to reflect the diverse attractions on offer in England and to support them to deliver the best possible visitor experience.

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VisitEngland Reveals winners of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014

31

May

‘The Travel Agent’ has won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014.  This prestigious accolade was one of 17 awards presented at a ceremony held at The Jockey Club, Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham on 12 May.

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SHAKESPEARE PROVES TO BE THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AS REVEALED IN VISITENGLAND’S HALL OF FAME TO MARK ST GEORGE’S DAY – AND IT’S HIS BIRTHDAY

23

Apr

Shakespeare, the most quoted writer in the history of the English-speaking world, has been voted England’s ultimate claim to fame in VisitEngland’s Hall of Fame exhibition launched this morning. The nation’s bard has won The People’s Choice in England’s Hall of Fame with 50% more votes than any other claim.  

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VisitEngland TV ad to promote cycling holidays in England

04

Jul

A VisitEngland cycling themed national marketing campaign, aimed to inspire Britons to take a cycling holiday in England this year, will be featured in a Television advertisement which will air on Channel 5 on 11 July.  It will highlight the wide range of cycling related tourism products and experiences on offer throughout the year and aims to build on the increased enthusiasm for the sport following the London 2012 Games and the arrival of the Grand Départ in Yorkshire this weekend.

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3.4 Million Brits to take a UK break over Easter Weekend

17

Apr

3.4 million Brits (7% per cent of the adult population) plan to make the most of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend by taking at least one overnight holiday trip in the UK, with 3 million people (6% per cent) planning to take that trip in England, according to VisitEngland’s latest Trip Tracker survey.

sHAKESPEARE ANNIVERSARY

A BARD WAS BORN

02

Apr

William Shakespeare, England’s most renowned playwright, is said to have been born on the 23rd April 1564, making 2014 the 450th anniversary of his birth. 
 

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Finalists for 2014 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence revealed

02

Apr

Today, during English Tourism Week, VisitEngland announces the finalists for the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014.

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Tourism the Dominant Driver of Jobs since the Recession

31

Mar

New employment analysis released during English Tourism Week shows tourism to be the major driver of jobs in this country since the recession. 

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VisitEngland Announces Tourism Superstar 2014 Winner

31

Mar

As English Tourism Week gets underway, VisitEngland is delighted to announce that the winner of its Tourism Superstar 2014 competition is Buzby Allen, from Potters Resort in Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk.

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ENGLAND’S HALL OF FAME TO GO ON PUBLIC DISPLAY

31

Mar

National Tourist Board announces landmark exhibition to mark St George’s Day

Irish President to visit UK

HOLIDAY LIKE AN IRISH PRESIDENT

26

Mar

As Ireland’s President, Michael D Higgins, prepares to be the first Irish Head of State invited by HM The Queen on an official State visit to England (7th – 11th April 2014), VisitEngland gives holidaymakers a sneak peak how to holiday like the Irish President .

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Character-‘full’ attractions make GREAT days out

25

Mar

With Angry Birds flocking to Thorpe Park, the CBeebies gang heading to Alton Towers and Wallace & Gromit getting behind VisitEngland’s ‘Holidays at Home are GREAT’ campaign, there’s plenty for families to do this spring.

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Tourism industry gears up for English Tourism Week 2014

27

Mar

English Tourism Week 2014 will officially launch today (27 March) at the annual Tourism Society dinner at the House of Commons, which will be attended by Tourism Minister Helen Grant MP. The launch will kick start a week long programme of events from 29 March – 6 April to celebrate tourism in England.

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