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Latest News

Tourist spending breaks records across Britain's regions

22 January 2015

Majority of nations and regions saw record spending from overseas tourists in 2014

Leicester attractions star in national VisitEngland tourism advert

21 January 2015

Leicester media agency Hive Media's tourism advert '#TreasureIsland' featuring The Curve and The National Space Centre to be launched mid January

VisitEngland eNews Edition 1 January 2015

16 January 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

Local businesses invited to annual Leicester and Leicestershire Tourism Forum

15 January 2015

Tourism developments and opportunities for 2015 to be discussed on 26 February 2015 at University of Leicester

New Marco Pierre White restaurant set to open in Leicester

14 January 2015

A new Marco Pierre White restaurant is set to open in Leicester next month, bringing 20 new jobs to the area

VisitEngland teams up with Shaun The Sheep to promote Holidays at Home this year

14 January 2015

£4m domestic marketing campaign aims to boost domestic tourism in 2015

Leicester's King Richard III Visitor Centre on world's hottest new experiences list

8 January 2015

The team at Leicester's newest attraction are celebrating after the King Richard III Visitor Centre was named as one of the world's hottest new attractions for 2015 by destination experts at travel authority Lonely Planet

Unseen footage of Twycross Zoo's founders and their beloved primates revealed in nostalgic Channel 5

7 January 2015

The Secrets of the Tea Chimps, Channel 5 on Tuesday 13 January, 2000 hours


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