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Partner Update February 2016

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View the latest news from the Leicester & Leicestershire tourism industry.

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Last call for Tourism Forum

Closing date to book your places for the annual Leicester Shire Promotions' Tourism Forum will be Wednesday 24 February so sign up now by contacting or call 0116 201 4073

Annual Tourism Forum to be held in March 2016

National Space Centre Exterior

Tourism businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire are invited to attend the 2016 Leicester Shire Promotions’ Tourism Forum between 9.30am and 3pm on 2 March 2016 at the National Space Centre in Leicester. The annual Tourism Forum will provide an insight into plans for local and national tourism in 2016 including ways for local organisations to get involved in new projects, initiatives and campaigns, and to grow their business.

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Local MPs support English Tourism Week

English Tourism Week English Tourism Week (ETW) is a week-long celebration of events showcasing the quality and vibrancy of the English tourism industry. Taking place between 5-13 March 2016, Leicester Shire Promotions is working with local MPs including Nicky Morgan MP for Loughborough, Alberto Costa MP for South Leicestershire and Andrew Bridgen MP for North West Leicestershire to promote the local tourism industry during ETW.

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VisitBritain sets out proposals to deliver on priorities for tourism

Sally Balcombe Following the good funding settlement for tourism in CSR and the excellent news of the new £40 million Discover England fund and increased funding for the GREAT campaign, British tourist authority, VisitBritain is setting its priorities and how it will structure itself to deliver on these.

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UK conference buyers hosted on exclusive familiarisation visit

Leicester TigersLeicester Shire Promotions and conference venue partners at the Leicester Tigers, the National Space Centre, The Belmont Hotel and Mercure Leicester, The Grand Hotel successfully hosted UK conference buyers on an exclusive familiarisation visit from 22-24 January 2016. The visit was aimed at corporates, agents and associations responsible for organising national and international conferences.

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New Tourism Executive For Harborough

Graham PetersHarborough District Council and Leicester Shire Promotions have formed an innovative new partnership to grow the tourism economy in the district. As part of this partnership, Graham Peers has been recruited as the new, dedicated Tourism Executive for the district.

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