Leicestershire celebrates English Tourism Week

Leicestershire will celebrate this year’s English Tourism Week with two tourism-focused events in Charnwood and North West Leicestershire.

The Charnwood event, hosted by Nicky Morgan MP, Charnwood Promotions and Leicestershire Promotions, is being held at The Outwoods near Loughborough from 4.30pm on 5 April. At the event, the new Charnwood Tourism Blueprint will be launched to set out the strategy for developing and promoting the borough’s tourism offer.

To register for the Charnwood event, contact Janine Williams at janine.williams@l-p-l.com

North West Leicestershire District Council is also hosting a tourism networking event and leaflet swap for local tourism businesses from 1-4pm on 3 April at Century Theatre in Coalville. There will be speakers from Leicestershire Promotions and local tourism businesses. Guests will also have the opportunity for a free backstage tour of the Century Theatre and to hear about its plans for the 2019 season ahead.

To register for the North West Leicestershire event, contact ashby.tic@nwleicestershire.gov.uk or call 01530 411767.

Wendy May, Cultural Services Team Manager at North West Leicestershire District Council, said: “This event is a great opportunity for tourism businesses to get together, network and share ideas about improving and expanding the tourism offer in North West Leicestershire.

“We have a beautiful district in the heart of the National Forest which is full of potential when it comes to tourism, and this event provides a great forum for exploring these opportunities and meeting like-minded businesses and individuals.”

English Tourism Week, which takes place in spring each year, runs from 30 March to 7 April 2019. It campaigns to raise the profile of the industry and celebrate the value and quality of tourism in England. For further information on English Tourism Week, visit www.visitbritain.org/english-tourism-week

Martin Peters, Chief Executive of Leicestershire Promotions said: “English Tourism Week is a standout campaign in the national tourism calendar and we’re proud to be celebrating the strength of Leicestershire’s offering with our partners in Charnwood and North West Leicestershire.”

These events follow the recent announcement that a unique sculpture trail is being developed to interpret and showcase some of the key moments in the famous Battle of Bosworth in Leicestershire, delivered by a partnership led by Leicestershire Promotions and supported by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council. The Bosworth 1485 Sculpture Trail will comprise of a series of six specially-commissioned works of art.