New figures from VisitEngland show that Brits spent a record-breaking £45.3 billion on day trips across England in the first 11 months of 2016, setting a new record for the survey.
Forecasts from VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, indicate that 2017 is set to be another record year for inbound tourism to the UK.
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The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, has appointed the new Chairs for the BTA (VisitBritain/VisitEngland) Board and the VisitEngland Advisory Board - Steve Ridgway CBE will succeed Christopher Rodrigues CBE as BTA Chairman and Denis Wormwell will succeed Penelope, Viscountess Cobham CBE as Chairman of the VisitEngland Advisory Board.
The event highlighted how Britain’s nations and regions will celebrate Chinese New Year and showcased new attractions and events launching throughout the Year of the Rooster.
As part of our drive to highlight Britain as the destination of choice for international meetings and conventions, we teamed up with the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) to co-host the first ever #GREATdebate at the PCMA Convening Leaders conference in Austin, Texas on 10 January 2017.
As Britain gears up to host some of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations outside of Asia, VisitBritain is enticing overseas visitors with a special preview of the upcoming festivities.