Category Archives: Tourism

VisitBritain UK inbound tourism forecast shows promising growth

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Forecasts from VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, indicate that 2017 is set to be another record year for inbound tourism to the UK. Spending by overseas visitors is predicted to reach £24.1 billion in 2017, an 8% increase on spending this year which is expected to top out at £22.3 billion. The number of overseas […]

New Good Hotel Guide 2017: Great Britain & Ireland launches October 2016

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The new Good Hotel Guide 2017: Great Britain & Ireland, the wholly independent hotel guide – established in 1978 – will launch on 10 October 2016. Co-edited by Adam Raphael and M. Astella Saw, the Guide has 414 main entries featuring hotels that are considered to be the best of their type in Great Britain […]

VisitBritain’s Reports Football Tourism a Great Score For Britain

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£684 million spent by football-watching international tourists last year North West sees biggest proportion of international visitors going to a football match Premier League grounds Old Trafford and Emirates Stadium are most visited As football fans eagerly await the next round of the Barclays Premier League fixtures this weekend, new figures from VisitBritain released today […]

Good To See promoting tourism for visiting football fans

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Good To See’s Come to The Match, Stay for the Weekend is designed to promote tourism to visiting football fans of Premier League clubs as they travel around the country supporting their teams. Whether they decide to extend their stay on their own, with mates or bring the family along, football fans are being asked […]

Holidays in Blackpool

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Blackpool has long cemented its reputation as a British seaside resort and UK holiday destination. It’s not hard to see why, when you consider the number of events, entertainment venues, historic attractions, and beachfront activities that lay within its boundaries. If you are thinking about spending a short break or longer holiday here, the accommodation […]

York’s Chocolate Story’s exclusive themed tours this Easter

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Lolly making workshop 3 at YCS

Easter and chocolate have long been associated, this Easter (28 March – 13 April), visitors to York’s Chocolate Story can find out why on exclusive themed tours. Uncover why certain children in York were once lucky enough to enjoy solid chocolate eggs and discover how the attraction’s expert chocolatiers recreate ornate Easter eggs up to […]

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Exhibition

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The Scottish architect, artist and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 – 1928) is celebrated worldwide. Yet during his lifetime his career was marked as much by its difficulties as by its successes, with many of his designs unrealised. Mackintosh Architecture is the first exhibition to be devoted to his architecture and offers the opportunity to […]

Five Star Holiday For You And Your Dog With Britain’s Finest

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As a nation of dog lovers, it’s only right that we should take our four legged friends on holiday with us. Why should they miss out on the fun? There’s nothing nicer than a bracing walk on the beach or countryside with our best four legged friends by our sides. Yet more than half of […]

Ordnance Survey have officially mapped the cobbles of Coronation Street

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Surveying Coronation Street

Britain’s most famous cobbled street has been accurately mapped by national map makers Ordnance Survey (OS). With over 280 years of history between Coronation Street and Ordnance Survey, the much loved British institutions have produced a detailed map of the iconic television street. This latest mapping development follows the recent move of the Coronation Street lot from […]

Katherine Jenkins to lead new great countryside and cultural drive

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Katherine Jenkins will lead a renewed drive to attract international visitors to Britain and will be at the heart of VisitBritain’s upcoming Countryside is GREAT campaign, as part of the GREAT Britain Campaign. In the lead-up to VisitBritain’s Countryside campaign launching in September, Katherine will be collaborating in a range of exciting projects showcasing the […]