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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

VisitBritain announces four new US appointments

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 15, 2019 19:12

VisitBritain has named four new appointments joining the United States (US) region across the business events, trade and communications team. VisitBritain plays a unique role in raising Britain’s profile to ... Read More

ICCA UK & Ireland members stridently confident and upbeat about political challenges

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 17:50

Venue and destination members of the ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter voiced positive attitudes and commitment to the challenges of Brexit and ongoing political uncertainty in the UK during the ... Read More

ePassport Gates ease entry into UK for citizens of US, Canada and five other countries

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 22:05

Citizens of the US and Canada are among seven countries who can now use ePassport gates, giving easier and faster entry into the UK. The expansion of the ePassport gate ... Read More

Jane Austen leads the way for a new themed guided tour of Winchester in England 

editor editor- March 25, 2019 21:57

In conjunction with Winchester Cathedral, Visit Hampshire announced a new Jane Austen-themed product to meet increased demand from US visitors to explore the literary legend.  In partnership with England’s Literary ... Read More

Tourism industry reacts with dismay at prospect of funding cut

editor editor- June 21, 2013 05:30

LONDON, England - Inbound tour operators have reacted with dismay at rumours that VisitBritain, the government agency responsible for promoting the UK as a tourist destination is to suffer further ... Read More

It’s official: Olympics did not bankrupt London tourism

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- May 14, 2013 07:20

One of the perks of being able to attend the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual Global Tourism Summit is that it gives me access to the top executives ... Read More

VisitBritain goes to Tokyo to secure more business from Japan

editor editor- November 22, 2012 04:50

VisitBritain is leading a tourism delegation to Japan, the home of 1.7 million High Net Worth Individuals second only to US, to build on the profile Britain received in 2012. Read More

VisitBritain unveils new strategy plan

editor editor- October 11, 2012 07:22

LONDON, England - VisitBritain has launched a consultation on an ambitious growth plan which aims to attract 40 million visitors to Britain by 2020. Read More

British tourism recruits James Bond to attract foreign visitors

editor editor- October 5, 2012 05:12

James Bond is going to try to do for the UK what the Olympic Games failed to accomplish this summer -- boost tourism in the country. Read More

London Olympics: And the winners are…

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- July 10, 2012 20:17

The debate on whether the 2012 Summer Olympic Games will bankrupt London’s travel and tourism industry may have long dissipated, but recent events confirm that neither UK tour operators nor ... Read More

United Kingdom’s APD: Tax from hell?

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 3, 2012 03:10

(eTN) - The increase in United Kingdom’s Air Passenger Duty on April 1 has become a major cause of contention between the UK government and the global travel and tourism ... Read More

London Olympics: On par to destroy travel and tourism?

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- February 23, 2012 05:41

Tour operators in the United Kingdom are waiting with bated breath, as the date gets closer and closer to July 27, 2012, the day when to the 2012 London Olympic ... Read More

UK: Come on tourists, British weather not THAT bad

editor editor- February 10, 2012 10:23

British government is to use the UK's most changeable feature to promote the country by trying to convince visitors the weather is not as bad as people think, it was ... Read More

Great Britain World Tour premieres in Hollywood

editor editor- September 30, 2011 06:51

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Great Britain is in celebration mode and we're all invited. Read More

Riots leave UK tourism untarnished

editor editor- August 12, 2011 00:17

VisitBritain has said Britain has a strong and positive image overseas and we hope these incidents will be short-lived and that inbound tourism will show its customary resilience. Read More

ETOA and UKinbound join forces with VisitBritain

editor editor- August 5, 2011 06:15

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) and UKinbound have joined forces with VisitBritain to deliver a unique business-to-business event in 2012. Read More

US Olympic Committee, VisitBritain announce “Team USA: Britain Bound”

editor editor- July 28, 2011 06:00

NEW YORK - The U.S. Olympic Committee and VisitBritain today announced “Team USA: Britain Bound,” a first-of-its kind, interactive program that will see an all-star roster of U.S. Read More

An Olympic bubble

editor editor- June 24, 2011 17:49

As a Brit, living close to London, I am incredibly excited by the prospect of the Olympics coming to me. Read More

What the first-ever UNWTO Global Tourism Forum in Andorra achieved

editor editor- March 24, 2011 10:31

Never in the history of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and, perhaps, in the history of the global travel and tourism industry, has there ever been an event where ... Read More

Answer the phone, it might be Britain calling!

editor editor- September 26, 2009 03:48

VisitBritain, the national tourist office for England, Scotland, and Wales, along with Virgin Atlantic Airways, brought a piece of Britain to the streets of Boston this week. Read More

Tough new visa regulations for visitors to the UK

editor editor- March 5, 2009 02:58

A series of new UK visa regulations comes into force this month, as a result of an extensive review by the UK’s Borders and Immigration Agency. Read More

UK tourism: over-priced, over-rated and at risk

editor editor- February 4, 2009 09:09

Chairman of VisitBritain, Christopher Rodrigues, has warned Britain's tourism industry to brace itself for more than 50,000 job losses in the industry forced by "stay away" tourists as a result ... Read More

Another tourism CEO to quit

editor editor- November 7, 2008 12:59

LONDON (eTN) – This season is really turning up to be the season for exiting chief executives of tourism organizations. Read More

Anger at pre-2012 tourism budget

editor editor- August 19, 2008 04:25

The British government has been criticised for slashing investment in promoting Britain abroad in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics. Read More

Tourism society statement on VisitBritian restructuring

editor editor- August 2, 2008 02:37

VisitBritain has announced a restructuring as a result of its recent consultations with the industry, as part of the Framework Review of British Tourism (due to be announced in October ... Read More