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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.

Bring your little monkeys to meet their mischievous mates at Twycross Zoo

12 December 2016

On Wednesday 14 December, Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire will be celebrating the World Monkey Day to raise awareness of the various primate species and the threats they face in the wild. Visitors to the zoo can learn about twenty different species of monkeys, seven of which are threatened with extinction.

The National Space Centre Wins Unique Venue of the Year 2016 Award

6 December 2016

The National Space Centre has been awarded the Unique Venue of the Year Award 2016 at the UK Events Awards last week, in a category that included the iconic View from the Shard, the venue atop the 95-storey £1.5 billion skyscraper in London.

University conference service accumulates awards

5 December 2016

College Court and Leicester Conferences, the conference and events portfolio of venues at the University of Leicester, have received more recognition of excellence by winning ‘Hotel of the Year’ and ‘Most Inspiring Manager’ at Leicester and Leicestershire Excellence in Tourism Awards 2016.

Mythe Barn is regional winner in wedding industry awards

2 December 2016

An exclusive wedding venue situated at Mythe Farm near Atherstone, Warwickshire – on the Leicestershire border – has been named as the Best Countryside Venue in the East Midlands regional finals of the Wedding Industry Awards.

Night of winners at Leicester and Leicestershire Tourism Awards

1 December 2016

19 winners including local hotels, festivals and events, visitor attractions, restaurants, B&Bs, pubs, retailers, conference centres and self catering accommodation

Top tourism award for Bosworth Battlefield

1 December 2016

For the second year running, Leicestershire County Council’s Bosworth Battlefield has won a top tourism award.