- Friday, 27 March 2015
The Department for Culture Media and Sport has unveiled a cross Governmental strategy for UK events today, following widespread engagement with the industry. The strategy, which can be found on the departments website includes a series of initiatives set to add long term value to the industry.
- Thursday, 26 March 2015
The International Passenger Survey (IPS) has once again showed the business visits and events sector performing ahead of the wider tourism industry. The latest report, issued last week shows business visits grew by a record breaking 33% during January 2015, reaching new heights of 680,000 visits.
- Wednesday, 18 March 2015
English Tourism Week 2015 has kicked off with a week long programme of events from 14 – 22 March to celebrate tourism in England. The industry-wide initiative run by the national tourist board, VisitEngland, is designed to shine a light on the importance of tourism in England - an industry worth £106bn a year to England, supporting 2.6 million jobs.
- Thursday, 12 March 2015
VisitBritain and VisitEngland charged with getting more overseas visitors to travel beyond London to maintain UK's tourism boom
The government will set tourism body VisitBritain challenging regional tourism targets to ensure more overseas visitors go beyond Big Ben and Leicester Square and experience what the whole of the UK has to offer, Tourism Minister Helen Grant announced today.
- Friday, 27 February 2015
Figures published in January 2015 reveal that the UK's Creative Industries are now worth £76.9 billlion per year to the UK economy.