Government pumps millions into seaside resorts

Seaside attractions across England are to benefit from a record £36 million government investment through the Coastal Communities Fund. In Scotland, seven coastal towns and villages will benefit from £9.58 million of UK government funding through the fund, while projects in Wales will share £4.5 million. James Berresford, VisitEngland chief executive, said the investment will stimulate activity around the coastline of England, creating jobs and business opportunities. He commented: “This funding... »

2014 set to beat growth forecasts for inbound tourism

New figures suggest that 2014 will be another record year for inbound tourism – beating an ori... »

Anniversaries and events offer massive opportunities for English tourism

By James Berresford, chief executive, VisitEngland This year is a great opportunity for English tourism and I urge the sector to capitalise on the exceptional number of high profile anniversaries and events lined up across the UK. One of the biggest ...

Bobi offers Birmingham complex preview

Details about a new £150 million hospitality, retail and entertainment complex in Birmingham will be revealed at Best of Britain & Ireland (Bobi) next month. Resorts World Birmingham will give delegates more information about its 50-unit outlet s...