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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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Clarifications on guidance for tourism businesses in England from DCMS

30 Mar 2021

Clarification updates from DCMS on questions raised by the tourism industry on the re-opening roadmap for England. Questions below correct as of 26 March 2021. 

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Government announces independent Destination Management Organisation Review

1 Mar 2021

The UK Government has announced an independent review of Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) across England to help strengthen the domestic tourism sector through short and medium-term Covid-19 impacts, so that it can play a role in longer-term recovery.

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BTA and VisitEngland Advisory Board Chairs

31 Mar 2020

Announcement on the Chairs for BTA Board and VisitEngland Advisory Board

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Tourism News

Our COVID-19 international marketing response featured as one of top five global campaigns by Skift

30 Mar 2020

Our COVID-19 international marketing response featured as one of top five campaigns in the world by Skift

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Message from our Chairman Steve Ridgway CBE: Interim changes to our senior team

30 Mar 2020

Interim changes to our senior team and our five priorities during the COVID-19 outbreak