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    Changes to the BTA Board

    2 Aug 2021

    Lord McLoughlin has stepped down as Chairman of the British Tourist Authority (BTA). We are delighted that Dame Judith Macgregor has been appointed as interim chair with immediate effect, the first female chair of the BTA.

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    UK-wide campaign to boost domestic breaks ramps up as summer holidays get underway

    21 Jul 2021

    VisitEngland in partnership with the tourism organisations of London, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales is stepping-up its UK-wide ‘Escape the Everyday’ campaign to drive domestic day trips and overnight breaks as the summer holidays begin.

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    Tourism Recovery Plan

    11 Jun 2021

    Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston has today announced the government’s Tourism Recovery Plan.

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VisitBritain inbound tourism forecast for 2021 predicts first signs of slow recovery

12 Dec 2020

VisitBritain’s inbound tourism forecast for 2021 is predicting the first signs of a slow recovery for overseas visits to the UK.

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Registration opens for ‘MeetEngland Virtual’ 2021

2 Dec 2020

MeetEngland has today announced the launch of ‘MeetEngland Virtual,’ a new virtual tradeshow for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE), with registration now open.

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New B2B campaign launched to promote VisitEngland’s business recovery tools

2 Dec 2020

We have launched a targeted marketing campaign to raise awareness of our resources to help support business recovery, particularly among accommodation, attractions and experience providers.

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VisitBritain/VisitEngland priorities for 2021/22

26 Nov 2020

We have received confirmation that VisitBritain/VisitEngland will have a rollover budget for next year plus an additional pot to focus on agreed priorities.

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VisitBritain announces flagship international trade event ‘ExploreGB’ will go virtual in 2021

25 Nov 2020

VisitBritain has today announced that its flagship annual travel trade event ExploreGB will run as a virtual event in 2021.