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VisitEngland announces Awards for Excellence winners

25 April 2017

VisitEngland celebrates the best of English tourism

Great start to 2017 for inbound tourism to Britain

21 April 2017

Official figures out today show a record-breaking start to the year for inbound tourism to Britain.

More than six and a half million Brits plan a UK holiday trip this Easter

12 April 2017

VisitEngland’s Easter Trip Tracker survey published today shows that 6.6 million Brits are planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this Easter weekend, bringing an estimated £1.7 billion boost to the British economy

VisitEngland announces contract with the AA to run the VisitEngland Quality Assessment Schemes

10 April 2017

VisitEngland has announced that the AA has been awarded a contract to run the VisitEngland Quality Assessment Schemes under licence for the next three years.

Records set for inbound tourism across UK’s nations and regions

19 January 2017

International tourists are travelling across English regions in record numbers, and they are spending more too

Millions of Brits plan domestic Christmas and New Year trips

20 December 2016

More than 11 and a half million Brits are planning a holiday in the UK over the Christmas and New Year period according to a VisitEngland survey released today.

Nicky Morgan drives steam train to promote local tourism

16 March 2016

As part of the week long celebrations to mark English Tourism Week, Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan has visited one of the most popular tourist attractions in her constituency, the Great Central Railway. However this visit was slightly different as she drove the train from Loughborough to Quorn!

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

9 March 2016

Local tourism businesses, venues and experiences competed for national awards at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016 last night at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool

VisitEngland eNews February 2016

3 March 2016

Welcome to VisitEngland eNews, a bi-monthly newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on all of VisitEngland’s latest activity, news and insights.

View your digital copy of Quality Edge

23 February 2016

Quality Edge is VisitEngland's essential business advice magazine for small and medium-sized tourism businesses

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

VisitEngland eNews October 2015 Edition 1

22 October 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of VisitEngland eNews, a bi-monthly newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on all of VisitEngland’s latest activity, news and insights. To view the latest edition, click here

VisitEngland eNews September 2015 Edition 1

21 September 2015

latest edition of VisitEngland eNews

VisitEngland eNews August 2015 Edition 2

28 August 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of VisitEngland eNews, a bi-monthly newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on all of VisitEngland’s latest activity, news and insights

VisitEngland eNews Edition 1 August 2015

10 August 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of VisitEngland eNews, a bi-monthly newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on all of VisitEngland’s latest activity, news and insights

VisitEngland Research Alert 2015

7 August 2015

Annual Survey of Visits to Visitor Attractions for 2014

VisitEngland eNews July 2015 Edition 2

20 July 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of VisitEngland eNews, a bi-monthly newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on all of our latest activity, news and insights

VisitEngland eNews July 2015 Edition 1

3 July 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of VisitEngland eNews, a bi-monthly newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on all of VisitEngland’s latest activity, news and insights

VisitEngland eNews June 2015 Edition 2

19 June 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of VisitEngland eNews, a bi-monthly newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on all of VisitEngland’s latest activity, news and insights

The race is on to find England's greatest sporting destination

10 June 2015

Could Leicester and Leicestershire win VisitEngland’s search for the country’s most popular sports destination?

VisitEngland eNews June 2015 Edition 1

5 June 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of VisitEngland eNews, a bi-monthly newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on all of VisitEngland’s latest activity, news and insights

VisitEngland Home of Sport campaign

3 June 2015

On 10 June, VisitEngland will launch a PR campaign entitled Home of Sport. The social media-led campaign will ask the public to upload photos of their own 'home of sport,­ be it Old Trafford or a village cricket green to help find the country's ultimate sporting capital

VisitEngland eNews May 2015 Edition 1

18 May 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of VisitEngland eNews, a bi-monthly newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on all of VisitEngland’s latest activity, news and insights

VisitEngland reveals Winners of Awards for Excellence 2015

12 May 2015

The winners of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015 were revealed at its annual ceremony, held last night at the spectacular Sage Gateshead

Four Leicester and Leicestershire tourism businesses announced as finalists in the 2015 VisitEngland

7 April 2015

The Dandelion Hideaway, The Exchange, Hotel Maiyango and National Space Centre shortlisted for national tourism awards

VisitEngland Launches Industry Consultation on Growth Strategy for England's Tourism Industry

18 March 2015

On the 16th March at the start of English Tourism Week, VisitEngland launched an industry-wide consultation on the future growth strategy for England’s tourism industry

VisitEngland's new responsibility for tourism product development

12 March 2015

The Government has recently published its Triennial Review of VisitBritain and VisitEngland, which recommends a number of exciting responsibilities for VisitEngland and opportunities for our industry

VisitEngland eNews March 2015 Edition 1

11 March 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of VisitEngland eNews, a bi-monthly newsletter designed to keep you up to date on all of VisitEngland’s latest activity, news and insights

A GREAT success: Wallace & Gromit take a break as Shaun the Sheep takes centre stage

2 March 2015

Latest results reveal that the 2014 Holidays at Home are GREAT campaign, starring Aardman’s iconic animated characters Wallace & Gromit, generated £138 million in additional tourism spend in 2014 - exceeding the campaign’s £80 million target.