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UK Tourism: Record visits and spending from the USA

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2020 00:25

Latest figures from VisitBritain, Britain’s national tourism agency, show there were a record number of visits from the US to the UK during the first nine months of 2019. The ... Read More

WTM: The UK’s top long-haul tourism source markets are revealed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 4, 2019 19:30

The USA, Australia and India continue to take the top spot for the UK’s most favorite long-haul inbound tourism markets, according to research revealed today (Monday 4 November) at World ... Read More

Belfast to host VisitBritain’s 2020 global travel trade event

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 24, 2019 18:50

VisitBritain has today announced that its flagship annual travel trade event ‘Explore Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland’ is to be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland in May 2020. The ... Read More

A Record £3.4 Billion in Travel Industry Deals at WTM London

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 5, 2019 09:04

WTM London 2018, the event where ideas arrive, will generate a record £3.4 billion in travel and tourism industry deals, surpassing the figure of £3.1 billion from WTM London 2017. ... Read More

New plans to boost UK tourism

editor editor- August 16, 2012 01:13

New plans announced to boost UK tourism are unlikely to have the desired effect unless much more fundamental reforms are implemented, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Read More

Contribution of tourism to GDP in UK shows fastest growth

editor editor- June 2, 2012 03:01

The travel and tourism industry in the UK is nearly 5 times the size of automotive manufacturing and supports almost as many jobs as the financial sector. Read More

Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery promotes UK tourism

editor editor- March 8, 2012 07:30

Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery dons Elizabethan costume and also appears as a 1920s flapper in an advert launched to promote UK tourism. Read More

UK to rely more on travel and tourism this year

editor editor- March 3, 2012 02:26

The UK will be increasingly reliant on travel and tourism in 2012 as jobs and economic growth in the sector outstrip the wider economy. Read More

UK overseas holidaymakers looking for value

editor editor- May 25, 2011 05:41

Euromonitor International Head of Travel and Tourism Research Caroline Bremner told delegates at the WTM Vision Conference this morning, UK outbound receipts in 2014 would hit US$38.6 billion, topping Read More

NewcastleGateshead Initiative welcomes new chief executive

editor editor- March 18, 2011 07:30

NewcastleGateshead Initiative has confirmed Sarah Stewart as chief executive, a role she has been performing since May 2010 when she was appointed as interim head of the organization. Read More

UK Selling Long Haul brings out a destination supplement on Seychelles

editor editor- November 15, 2010 02:50

The World Travel Market (WTM) 2010 saw the UK’s "Selling Long Haul" publications bring out a Seychelles supplement. Read More

Hollywood stars tipped to send UK tourism soaring

editor editor- February 12, 2010 05:07

Hollywood hunks Johnny Depp and Russell Crowe are tipped to send the UK tourism industry soaring this year after filming blockbuster movies at historic sites. Read More