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Chris Foy, Head of Business Visits & Events
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Chris Foy appointed Head of Business Visits & Events

30 Mar 2016

VisitBritain and VisitEngland have today (30 March 2016) announced the appointment of a new Head of Business Visits & Events, Chris Foy.

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Records broken for number of international visits to UK in January

24 Mar 2016

New figures out today show that a new January record has been set for the numbers of international visits to the UK, up 6% on the same month last year. The Office for National Statistics figures show that more than 2.5 million visits were made in January 2016 with visitors spending £1.28 billion.

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6 million Brits plan a UK trip this Easter equating to £1.5bn in spend

23 Mar 2016

VisitEngland’s latest Trip Tracker Survey today reveals that 6 million Brits (12% of the adult population) are planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this Easter, with 5 million people (10%) planning on taking an overnight trip in England.This is likely to generate some £1.5bn in tourism spend for the UK economy, £1.2 billion of which will be spent in England.

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British business marks 100-day countdown to international festival for business 2016

18 Mar 2016

Britain's business leaders marked the 100-day countdown to the International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016) at an exclusive showcase hosted by HSBC. The event, held on 11 March, featured an all-star panel made up of IFB2016 ambassadors.

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Thousands of deals in the offing for businesses at International Festival for Business 2016

18 Mar 2016

A business club, which will help companies access thousands of potential deals during the International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016), has launched.