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New award launched for food and drink producers in Leicestershire

26 April 2017

'Best Local Food and Drink Producer' will be crowned at Leicestershire Promotions 2017 Tourism & Hospitality Awards

Critically endangered northern white-cheeked gibbon is born at Twycross Zoo

25 April 2017

The world renowned primate centre Twycross Zoo in the East Midlands is delighted to announce the birth of a northern white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys), which was born at the zoo on Tuesday 18 April 2017, and is the first infant northern white-cheeked gibbon to be born in Europe this year.

VisitEngland announces Awards for Excellence winners

25 April 2017

VisitEngland celebrates the best of English tourism

£5,000 grant awarded to support Active Choice programme in Leicestershire

24 April 2017

Programme aims to ensure long-term reductions in crime and anti-social behaviour

First-ever Spirit of Harborough event to take place

24 April 2017

A weekend-long celebration of local artisan alcohol producers with special opportunities for food, tours, tutorials and tastings

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.

Leicester selected as host city for Myeloma Academy Roadshows

18 April 2017

Leicester Marriott Hotel will host two Myeloma Academy Roadshows planned for myeloma healthcare professionals in 2017

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

Levy Restaurants UK opens two visitor attractions at Twycross Zoo

11 April 2017

Levy Restaurants UK, the official catering partner to Twycross Zoo, has unveiled a new look for the zoo’s visitor café and a brand new restaurant in time for the Easter break

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

A Turophile’s Heaven – Britain’s Rarest Cheeses on Show

10 April 2017

The UK’s largest cheese fair: 60+ cheesemakers – 300 cheeses!

New guide to help visitors plan a great day out in Leicester and Leicestershire

10 April 2017

Visitors can plan a great day in Leicester and Leicestershire with the help of a new guide

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.

A cinematic revolution at CONKERS

6 April 2017

New 4D cinema opens to show films that stimulate all the senses

Melton Mowbray showcased to national group travel visitors

5 April 2017

Leicestershire Promotions hosts familiarisation tour for 17 UK national coach tour operators and group travel organisers

Who will be crowned as the best tourism businesses in Leicestershire?

5 April 2017

Categories and awards announced for Leicestershire Promotions 2017 Tourism & Hospitality Awards

A grand celebration of British pies at PieFest

3 April 2017

PieFest event to take place from 29-30 July 2017 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire