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Tourism Recovery Plan published

Tourism Recovery Plan published

The twin targets of the Recovery Plan are to rebuild domestic back to 2019 levels by 2022 and to rebuild inbound tourism back to 2019 levels by 2023. While some of the initiatives are not new, among the additional proposals are: A new Rail Pass “Working with the Rail Delivery Group, the government and VisitBritain...

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VisitBritain launches annual review and releases forecast for 2021

VisitBritain launches annual review and releases forecast for 2021

VisitBritain/VisitEngland brought tourism industry leaders together at its annual review event on Tuesday 25 May to set out its priorities to support the sector to recover and rebuild. The ‘hybrid’ virtual and in-person event, held during English Tourism Week, reflected on the agency’s work and its priorities for the year ahead to aid the recovery of domestic and...

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UK-wide Escape the Everyday campaign launches to boost domestic breaks this summer

UK-wide Escape the Everyday campaign launches to boost domestic breaks this summer

Read VisitEngland’s press release about the campaign here: VisitEngland in partnership with the tourism organisations of London, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales is set to launch the next phase of its UK-wide campaign to boost domestic day trips and overnight breaks in the run-up to summer. The ‘Escape the Everyday’ campaign, which first launched in autumn 2020, highlights the quality destinations, visitor attractions and...

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Businesses invited to be part of Escape the Everyday campaign

Businesses invited to be part of Escape the Everyday campaign

VisitBritain/VisitEngland is inviting businesses to: “Be part of our domestic marketing campaign – Escape the Everyday and Escape the Everyday… responsibly – for a chance to highlight your business to consumers”. What are the advantages for businesses? Be part of a movement to keep UK short breaks top of mind for when people can travel...

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New £1m development for Love2Stay

New £1m development for Love2Stay

The award-winning Love2Stay resort on the outskirts of Shrewsbury is launching a new £1 million luxury glamping development.  Resort owner, Salop Leisure, has invested in 11 new luxury woodland lodges which join 11 existing safari lodges in a glamping village. Each of the new lodges has its own private hot tub, firepit with grill plate...

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Willerby invests £750k in new holiday home showground

Willerby invests £750k in new holiday home showground

Holiday homes manufacturer Willerby has opened its third showground as the popularity of staycations continues in the UK. Willerby has invested £750,000 in its latest showground at Southport, on the North West coast.  The latest dedicated, Willerby-managed site builds on the success of the company’s showgrounds at its headquarters in Hull, and at Livingston, in...

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Camping magazine celebrates its 60th birthday

Camping magazine celebrates its 60th birthday

Warners Group Publications has announced a major milestone in the company’s history with the celebration of Camping magazine’s 60th Birthday. The first-ever issue of Camping magazine was published in February 1961 when it was called Popular Camping. It is the UK’s only magazine purely devoted to life under canvas.  The May issue of Camping will...

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English Tourism Week 2021 – 22-31 May

English Tourism Week 2021 – 22-31 May

Save the date for English Tourism Week (ETW) – this annual celebration of English tourism will take place on 22 – 31 May 2021. English Tourism Week highlights the importance, value and vast contribution of the sector makes to the UK economy to stakeholders including, government, MPs and ministers. The week provides an essential opportunity to raise awareness...

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VisitBritain plans campaign to drive tourism recovery

VisitBritain plans campaign to drive tourism recovery

VisitBritain says that its role in 2021/22 is to “drive immediate tourism recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by building back visitor spend as quickly as possible and supporting the industry”. The organisation has been planning its marketing activity for the coming year and the Escape The Everyday campaign will be back in the coming months...