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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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Highest August ever for overseas visits to UK

21 Oct 2016

New figures released today show that it was a record-breaking August for inbound tourism to the UK with 3.8 million visits, up 2% on the same month last year.

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Strong growth in visits from mix of inbound markets

14 Jul 2016

Latest figures released by VisitBritain show strong growth from markets including the US, Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the first quarter of 2016, underpinning the best ever first quarter for total inbound visits.

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China moves into UK’s top 10 most valuable inbound markets

23 May 2016

Records have been set in 2015 for inbound visits with strong growth from Britain’s major inbound markets including the US and Europe and double digit growth from newer markets China & the United Arab Emirates (UAE).