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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/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.

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English Destinations Forum 2018

28 Nov 2018

The English Destinations Forum took place today to update industry on our activities.

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VisitBritain welcomes Eurostar and Virgin Trains partnership to drive international business events to the UK

27 Nov 2018

VisitBritain today welcomes a new Eurostar and Virgin Trains partnership to offer a united travel service for the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) market, to drive growth in international business events to the UK.

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Tourism sector deal update

27 Nov 2018

BTA chair Steve Ridgway welcomes today’s news that an official negotiation for a tourism sector deal has been confirmed by the UK Government.