VisitEngland optimistic as it goes it alone

VisitEngland is to separate from VisitBritain and consult the industry about strategies to boost domestic tourism. Following the government’s Triennial Review of VisitEngland and VisitBritain, the English tourism agency will become a stand-alone body. VisitBritain will lead overseas promotions, while VisitEngland will cease international marketing. Tourism minister Helen Grant said: “VisitBritain will be set stretching targets by government to deliver more visitors across the regions, helping to... »

MPs call for review of tax burden on tourism industry

Reductions in VAT and Air Passenger Duty would offer better value for tourists, an influential commi... »

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We end this financial year on a high, with another successful English Tourism Week (ETW) under our belts and a positive picture of tourism in the UK thanks to the latest figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attraction. Now in its fourth ye...

Eurozone exchange rate impact ‘won’t be significant’

Panellists at a Bobi session entitled Domestic tourism: past its peak or on the road to new heights acknowledged that there were challenges facing agents and suppliers promoting domestic holidays. Jim Eccleston, from TNS, said increasing customer con...