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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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National tourism agency VisitBritain/VisitEngland sets out priorities to support tourism recover and rebuild

24 May 2021

National tourism agency VisitBritain/VisitEngland sets out priorities to support tourism recover and rebuild

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UK-wide Escape the Everyday campaign launches to boost domestic breaks this summer

20 May 2021

VisitEngland in partnership with the tourism organisations of London, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales is set to launch the next phase of its UK-wide campaign to boost domestic day trips and overnight breaks in the run-up to summer.

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Download the new spring toolkit for the Escape The Everyday campaign

20 May 2021

Get involved in our new Escape The Everyday summer campaign

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English Tourism Week encourages support for sector as businesses reopen and start to rebuild

12 May 2021

English Tourism Week is fast approaching with this year’s week dedicated to showing support for tourism businesses and destinations across the sector as they reopen and start to rebuild.

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DCMS announce the new Chair of British Tourist Authority (BTA) and the Chair of the VisitEngland Advisory Board

26 May 2020

The Secretary of State has appointed Rt Hon Sir Patrick McLoughlin CH as Chair of the British Tourist Authority and Nick de Bois as Chair of the VisitEngland Advisory Board.