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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...

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VisitScotland launches responsible tourism campaign

VisitScotland launches responsible tourism campaign

VisitScotland has today (22 March) announced a responsible tourism campaign to raise awareness of the importance of exploring the outdoors responsibly with the focus on asking people to leave no trace of their visit and protect Scotland’s stunning countryside.  The £124,000 campaign, which looks to counteract some of the issues seen as a result of...

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VisitBritain invites businesses to be part of its Escape The Everyday campaign

VisitBritain invites businesses to be part of its Escape The Everyday campaign

VisitBritain is inviting tourism businesses to be part of their Escape The Everyday at Home consumer marketing campaign, which is running in response to the current lockdown in England. VisitBritain explains what participants get, namely to: Be part of a collective message to shine a spotlight on England businesses turning their offers virtual during this time Be...

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HERCMA postpones Holiday Home Expo until 2022

HERCMA postpones Holiday Home Expo until 2022

The Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Caravan Manufacturers’ Association (HERCMA) show had been due to take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate in September this year. Now HERCMA has announced the event has been re-scheduled to 2022, with public days from 2 to 4 September and trade-only days from 6 to 8...

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Bridge Leisure launches themed packages

Bridge Leisure launches themed packages

UK holiday park owner and operator Bridge Leisure has launched four themed holiday packages specifically designed for those people looking for off peak breaks in the UK and those who may not have been to a UK holiday park before. With demand for peak holidays for 2021 already seeing many parks and dates sold out,...

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Good To Go scheme recognised by WTCC

Good To Go scheme recognised by WTCC

The We’re Good To Go scheme, launched last year by VisitEngland in partnership with the tourism boards of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, is a free UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to reassure your customers that your business adheres to Government and public health guidance. The Scheme has been recognised by WTTC as meeting...

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Searches for ‘adults only’ holidays jump by 100%

Searches for ‘adults only’ holidays jump by 100%

A surge in searches for adults-only holidays has been reported by Caravan Sitefinder, the large online directory of UK camping, glamping and holiday parks, which is used by around a million visitors each year.  The trend suggests that child-free staycations in Britain will be on the wish-list of many people choosing not to go abroad...