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The UK attracted a record number of overseas visitors during June – thanks largely to the collapse in the value of the pound since the ... Read more
Swiss artist Felice Varini and the Chilean architecture practice Pezo von Ellrichshausen have been commissioned to design an ambitious temporary outdoor structure in the historic ... Read more
Around 250,000 holidaymakers from China spent more than £1bn in the UK last year, marking the increased importance of the country to the UK’s tourism ... Read more
Irish cider giant the C&C group has announced plans to build a €1.8m (£1.6m, US$2.1m) visitor centre dedicated to its Bulmers brand. To be located ... Read more
Interactive video technology will allow holidaymakers to create their own personalised digital itineraries when visiting the English coastline. As part of the England’s Coast project, ... Read more
English gardens and zoos experienced an 8 per cent surge in visitors over 2016, according to data collected by VisitEngland. Visitor increases were partly down ... Read more
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The Australian city of Wollongong will be the first location outside of Europe to host a regular Super League rugby fixture next year. Wigan Warriors, ... Read more
The Isle of Wight’s tourism body is about to launch a £200,000 tourism campaign promoting the island as the home of Queen Victoria. The campaign ... Read more
Conservative MP Steve Double has been elected chair of the cross-party Parliamentary group responsible for addressing issues relating to the tourism, hospitality and attractions sectors. ... Read more
Cornwall’s iconic Eden Project is set to be replicated in China, Australia and New Zealand, with further developments being planned in the Middle East, North ... Read more
New figures released by VisitBritain have shown strong growth in overseas visits from markets including China, Australia, France and the US. Based on figures from ... Read more
Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction is seeking to draw even more visitors after the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin announced €16m (US$18.5m, £14.2m) expansion plans centred ... Read more
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Development of a London/Bristol tourism route, a tour of Britain’s world famous horse-racing courses, travel packages for 18-35 year olds, and an urban food and ... Read more
Coventry, Paisley, Stoke, Sunderland or Swansea will be named as the UK City of Culture 2021 later this year after making the shortlist for the ... Read more
A plan to protect the Welsh mountain of Snowdon from increased tourism has been unveiled by the National Park Authority. Snowdon – the UK’s most ... Read more
As its remit evolves, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has changed its name, now to be known as the Department for Digital, Culture, ... Read more
Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) has been awarded a grant of £100,000 (US$129,000, €114,000) to establish a new Vocational Skills Fund dedicated to diversifying Scotland’s museum ... Read more
Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the British Hospitality Association (BHA), has called on the government to support the sector by cutting tourism VAT and helping ... Read more
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VisitBritain has launched a new campaign aiming to boost visitor numbers in the UK, announcing a year of literary milestones dubbed “Magical Britain”. Launched to ... Read more
Home-sharing platform Airbnb has announced plans to invest €5m (US$5.6m, £4.4m) into a new Community Tourism Programme – a project designed to “use innovation to ... Read more
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced a shakeup of its ministerial team, with Salisbury MP John Glen being handed the role ... Read more
Karen Bradley and Tracey Crouch, the government ministers with ultimate responsibility to the UK sport sector, have been retained in their roles despite a post-General ... Read more
Bernard Donoghue, director of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA), has been named an ambassador for cultural tourism as part of London mayor Sadiq ... Read more
Charitable social enterprise Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) has been awarded a 10-year contract to run eight West Oxfordshire sports facilities following a competitive re-tender process. ... Read more
With a weakened pound keeping British visitors away from Ireland, the country’s national tourism body has announced the appointment Julie Wakely to oversee its UK ... Read more
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