VisitBritain and VisitEngland have today (30 March 2016) announced the appointment of a new Head of Business Visits & Events, Chris Foy.
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.
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.
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.
A business club, which will help companies access thousands of potential deals during the International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016), has launched.