Press Releases

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26

Jan

Press Statement regarding the Coastal Communities Fund

Statement from James Berresford, CEO, VisitEngland, in response to the announcement that Coastal Community Funding worth £36 million is being released to help coastal destinations boost tourism across the country
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26

Jan

Press Statement on the Broads National Park

Statement from James Berresford, CEO, VisitEngland, in response to the announcement that the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads authority members have voted to rebrand as the Broads National Park.
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24

Jan

One week to go until you can vote for England’s Tourism Superstar 2015

There is one week to go until the public can decide the winner of Tourism Superstar 2015, run by national tourist board VisitEngland and supported by the Daily Mirror. Following the announcement of the ten shortlisted candidates in January, an online public vote will be launched on the Mirror online on Saturday 31st January.
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23

Jan

Press Statement regarding regional airports funding bid

Statement from James Berresford, CEO, VisitEngland, responding to yesterday’s Government announcement that regional airports can now bid for up to £56 million funding for new routes over next three years.
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15

Jan

VisitEngland teams up with Shaun the Sheep to promote holidays at home this year

VisitEngland today announced a new £4m campaign starring BAFTA winning Shaun the Sheep, designed to inspire Britons to take a holiday at home this year. Following his movie debut this Spring, the loveable character will appear in a TV advertisement later this year encouraging consumers to book a holiday through their local travel agent.
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03

Jan

VisitEngland announces Tourism Superstar 2015 shortlist

VisitEngland, the national tourist board has announced the shortlist for Tourism Superstar 2015.

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09

Jan

VisitEngland kicks off the year of Rugby World Cup 2015 with ‘Discover Your England’ Campaign

VisitEngland today launches ‘Discover Your England’, a TV campaign aimed at raising the profile of English destinations in the year of Rugby World Cup 2015.
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12

Jan

Tourism to be among decade’s biggest drivers of economic growth

Over a half a million new jobs will be created in tourism over the next decade according to VisitEngland.   A bumper 2015 will kick start this decade of growth with an exceptionally high number of anniversaries and events happening this year.