The International Meeting of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO),
SoS Maria Miller announces China Welcome campaign in Shanghai New partnership between Birmingham Airport and CAISSA Target to secure 650,000 Chinese visitors spending £1.1 billion by 2020 across Britain
DHL’s santa sleigh bearing Christmas goodies for deserving charities and orphanages from last year
Tourism economy set to grow 3.8% per annum – faster than manufacturing, construction and retail • Currently worth £127bn and growing to £257bn by 2025 – 10% of UK GDP • Supporting 3 million jobs throughout the UK in 2013 (9.6% of UK employment) • Accounted for one third of net increase in UK jobs [...]
Chinese spending in the UK up by 132% China becomes UK’s top spending Asian market for the first time 21% growth in visits to the UK As latest data shows Chinese spending in the UK more than doubled in the first half of 2013, with China becoming the highest spending Asian market1, VisitBritain stages its [...]
10% more international holiday visitors go to the theatre than live sport events Theatre tourists splash £2.7 billion when in Britain VisitBritain research has revealed that more overseas visitors go to the theatre, musicals, the opera or ballet (2.8 million) than to a live sporting event (1.3 million) when visiting in Britain.1 These 2.8 million visits include [...]
3 year agreement to market Britain to cardholders of major Chinese Banks through CUP Partnership to develop UK merchant acceptance of CUP cards
VisitBritain’s latest trade mission is taking place in Brazil, the BRIC country leading on growth of visits to the UK in the last five years. Since 2007 there has been a 97% increase in visits to Britain from Brazil – markedly higher than China (25%), Russia (2%) and India (1%). So far in 2013, up [...]
VisitBritain shares pre and post Games activity with Japanese tourism industry and Tokyo 2020
8.9 million visits a year involve Britain’s castles and historic houses – nearly 30% of all overseas visits
- Overseas visitor spending up by 23% compared to July 2012
Virgin Atlantic, VisitBritain and London & Partners announced today a new partnership between the three organisations to entice more Australians to visit Britain.
VisitBritain has today extended its five year partnership with the Barclays Premier League to 2016.
A year after Britain hosted some of the largest events in the world, inbound tourism continues to prove it is one of the UK’s key export growth markets,
Responding to the outcome of the 2013 Spending Review, Christopher Rodrigues, Chairman of VisitBritain said:
VisitBritain kicked-off its flagship international travel trade event, Destination Britain 2013, in Bangkok. Celebrating its 10th year, the tourism gathering will open with a record 35% of new suppliers, showcasing their strongest UK travel and tourism offerings.
Tourism agency taps into burgeoning ‘friends and relatives’ market witnessing ten year record levels
The likes of Wimbledon, Westfield UK and Historic Royal Palaces are in India this week, encouraged by the emergence of the country as a major player in terms of visits to friends and loved ones across Britain.
With this year’s London Fashion Week once again receiving international acclaim, research released today by VisitBritain shows that Britain is also one of the world’s most sought-after destinations when it comes to international shoppers.
VisitBritain has filled one of its most strategically important positions with the announcement that Joss Croft has been appointed as Director of Marketing. Croft is a significant appointment for the organisation as it looks to build on the global profile attained during 2012, with the London 2012 Games and The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee thrusting Britain [...]
VisitBritain is leading a tourism delegation to Japan, the home of 1.7 million High Net Worth Individuals second only to US, to build on the profile Britain received in 2012. The national tourism agency will introduce key travel trade buyers form the world’s third largest economy to 18 British tourism businesses in Tokyo on 21st and [...]
The Shard, Arsenal Football Club, Harrods, John Lewis and Selfridges join VisitBritain’s latest mission
Demonstrating the importance of the China market, a highly influential tourism delegation from the UK will visit Shanghai this week to create more business as a result of the renewed interest in Britain post London 2012 and Diamond Jubilee. As part of the trade mission and to create a tourism legacy which generates immediate income [...]
As the Barclays Premier League kicks off again this week after a high-profile international break, new figures released by national tourism agency VisitBritain show that nearly one million overseas visitors watched a game of football here last year. These 900,000 foreign football tourists spent a substantial £706 million, the equivalent of £785 per fan and £200 [...]
VisitBritain has announced that it is partnering with Hostelworld.com to target the important budget, independent and youth travel market as part of its £125m “GREAT Britain, You’re Invited” programme. The cooperative campaign between the two organisations will be rolled out early in 2013 and initially focus on the highly important German market. The agreement with [...]
On Friday, October 5 – Global James Bond Day – VisitBritain will launch its biggest ever film tourism campaign, centered around the release of Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment’sSKYFALL™, the 23rd James Bond adventure, in theatres worldwide this Autumn. To capitalise on the global fascination with James Bond, VisitBritain is undertaking [...]
Senior travel trade bosses from the world’s leading tourism companies are to visit major British destinations as guests of national tourism agency VisitBritain. The agency’s aim is to show overseas tourism chiefs some of the UK’s highlights in order to boost visitor numbers from overseas. CEOs from the increasingly important markets of Brazil, Russia, India [...]
As London becomes Europe’s largest free Wi-Fi hub in time for the London 2012 Games, VisitBritain has launched the latest edition of its Mx Great Britain app, a mobile guide to the UK which allows visitors to research and book their holidays. The app is available for free on all major mobile platforms including iPhone, Nokia and Android. It [...]
- Positive figures prove that GREAT campaign is succeeding but now the work really begins – Figures from the latest International Passenger Survey (IPS) show inbound tourism has delivered all-time record revenue to Britain over the past 12 months with more holiday visitors than ever before. The findings from the International Passenger Survey, released this [...]
- Spending on weddings, stag and hen dos falls 35% LONDON, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Brits are spending 16 billion pounds on trips they feel obliged to take, such as weddings, stag and hen dos and family celebrations, a survey(1) by discount travel website Hotwire.com® has revealed. In the last twelve months Brits spent on average [...]
Progressive deal signed at key time for inbound tourism growth- VisitBritain today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Mexico Tourism Board to help boost tourist flow between the two countries. This comes immediately after Los Cabos G20 summit at which the world’s leaders, for the first time, recognised the power of tourism [...]
As the country prepares to host the greatest show on earth this summer, VisitBritain has recruited three sporting legends in a new marketing push to inspire potential visitors to explore the whole of Britain. Three-times Wimbledon champion and Olympic gold medallist Boris Becker, the last undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis and Ryder Cup winning captain, Colin Montgomerie have [...]
18 June 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, a market leader in consumer electronics and Worldwide Olympic Partner in the wireless communications equipment category, has upgraded its ‘Best of Britain’ mobile application, developed in partnership with VisitBritain, the national tourism agency. On day 31 of the Olympic Torch’s tour of Britain, Samsung’s global ambassador for [...]
Britain’s largest industrial cities have firmly positioned themselves as the UK’s most popular tourist destinations for international visitors in the latest full year 2011 survey(1). As the bank holiday approaches these industrial cities will look to capitalise on the renewed interest they now have on the global stage. While London and Edinburgh continue to maintain [...]
VisitBritain is reinforcing its increased investment and commitment to the world’s seventh most valuable source market for international tourism by taking a trade delegation to Japan this week, where it will introduce British tourism businesses to key Japanese travel buyers. Taking place in Tokyo, the Japan Mission will see a series of meetings and seminars [...]
Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, welcomes the creation of new jobs in Britain and attends the launch of the IHG Academy in Newham IHG Academy to develop talented people through hospitality training, providing the opportunity to work for a global hotel company with world renowned hotel brands IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s [...]