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Leicestershire News

For the latest news, events and developments from the Leicester and Leicestershire tourism industry, please click on the links below. If you represent a Leicester and Leicestershire tourism business and wish to see your story posted here, please email with the details and an appropriate image, if available.

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Three Leicester and Leicestershire finalists in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence

4 February 2016

Attenborough Arts Centre, The Dandelion Hideaway and King Richard III Partnership to compete for national tourism awards in Blackpool on 8 March 2016

Local Hotel wins top award for Customer Service

3 February 2016

Best Western PLUS Ullesthorpe Court Hotel & Golf Club wins award at the Best Western GB Awards

Bids invited for £1.5m rural fund

2 February 2016

Rural businesses are invited to submit bids to a £1.5 million grant scheme to boost east Leicestershire’s rural economy

New lease of life for Wygston’s House

2 February 2016

The medieval timber-framed hall of the oldest surviving house in Leicester could soon be filled with people enjoying a drink or a meal

Visitor Centre achieves national tourism accreditation

28 January 2016

The new year at the King Richard III Visitor Centre has started with a bang with an award, an accreditation and great news for visitors buying tickets for the city centre attraction.

UK conference buyers hosted on exclusive familiarisation visit

27 January 2016

Showcase of city and county venues for business visitors took place from 22-24 January 2016

Special thanks from Twycross Zoo

26 January 2016

Zoo thanks donors and makes new appeal to local gardeners

British Tourist Authority sets out proposals to deliver on priorities for tourism

20 January 2016

Message from Sally Balcombe, Chief Executive of VisitBritain

College Court Awarded Top Rated Status

20 January 2016

University of Leicester’s conference centre and hotel honoured in the prestigious Simply The Guest Awards