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VisitBritain launches legendary tourism campaign in run-up to King Arthur: Legend of the Sword film

11 April 2017

VisitBritain has launched an international film tourism campaign to showcase why Britain is a legendary tourist destination

Visit Britain four-year programme

3 August 2016

Visit Britain has partnered with Visit England to launch a 4 year programme to grow the UK’s international business events industry. The event support programme offers financial and non-financial support, with applications open to destination management organisations (DMOs) and venues and event organisers who are collaborating with DMOs.

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

20 January 2016

Message from Sally Balcombe, Chief Executive of VisitBritain

Update on Spending Review Outcomes for VisitBritain and VisitEngland

16 December 2015

The financial settlement outlined in the Spending Review, with core budgets unchanged, an additional £40 million for the Discover England Fund and an uplift in the GREAT monies was extremely positive, and a real endorsement of the value of the whole tourism sector.

Spending review boosts investment in tourism

26 November 2015

Following the spending review announced in Parliament yesterday, we are delighted that Ministers have been able to make a compelling case for tourism and that both VisitBritain and VisitEngland core budgets remain unchanged

VisitBritain News 22 July 2015

22 July 2015

New figures on inbound tourism to UK available

Prime Minister announces new plan to grow tourism across Britain

17 July 2015

In an unequivocal statement of support for our industry, the Prime Minister has today announced the Government’s new 5 point plan to boost tourism across the UK, committing not only to promote the UK as a GREAT place to visit for international visitors, but also to expand and develop the offer to tourists to spread the benefits of its growth across the country

April tourism figures see return to growth in 2015

11 June 2015

International tourism returns to growth with record results in April, including increases in both nominal spend and visits across Britain