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UK urged to focus on development of tourism experience

Following an increase in visitor numbers to the UK in the last year, both the UK’s government and tourism associations are calling increased focus on supporting the development of engaging and competitive tourism experiences. The move comes as Association of […]

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VisitBritain prepares for ExploreGB – the world’s largest B2B tourism event

VisitBritain is preparing for its new annual flagship international event, ExploreGB, which will debut at Ascot Racecourse from February 25-26, 2015. ExploreGB aims to present and promote Britain and


Scottish beaches recognised as seaside holidays increase

As Scotland's often bracing beaches are becoming increasingly attractive for international tourists, independent environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful has recognised the country's beaches for environmental quality and seaside


Inbound tourism registers significant growth across Britain

Inbound tourism has grown significantly across all of Britain's regions in 2013, and will continue to grow by over 6% a year for the rest of this decade,


Virgin Holidays to challenge hotel liability claim

Virgin Holiday is appealing the court decision by a holidaymaker who claimed compensation for injuries after walking into a plate glass door in her bikini, The Telegraph has


Global tourism registers five percent growth, helped by Europe

Global tourism has grown by five percent in the first eight months of the year, hitting a record 747 million international tourist arrivals, Travel Weekly has reported, citing the

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British tourism continues to boom in July

In its July Overseas Travel and Tourism report, the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) has highlighted a continuing upward trend for Britain's incoming tourism during the month. The


Ministers’ Summit to focus on coordinated tourism and aviation policymaking

The upcoming seventh UNWTO & WTM Ministers' Summit is set to discuss measures to help governments across the world to better align their tourism and aviation policies to


High VAT hitting UK tourism, say industry insiders

A group of UK travel industry insiders is claiming that the high Value Added Tax (VAT) rate in the country is detrimental to the industry, making it difficult


Holiday companies cancel Egypt tours until October

Adventure holiday companies are cancelling trips to Egypt en masse for the coming months as conflict continues in the country following the removal of president Mohammed Morsi. Holiday companies