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Which LGBT Tourists Most Want to Travel to Pride Events? (The Answer Might Surprise You.)

Ian Johnson | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

'Gay Pride' events have become big business, especially for tourism marketing offices who increasingly promote them to shine a spotlight on their destination in a competitive LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) tourism market...

Chinese Tourists: What's All the Fuss About?

Christopher Rodrigues | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher Rodrigues

Chinese tourists love Britain. They love our heritage, our museums, our quaint country villages and, of course, our shops. Many of them will also happily admit they have a slight obsessions with Downton Abbey and Sherlock Holmes.

The Inexorable Rise of Regional Tourism

Christopher Rodrigues | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK
Christopher Rodrigues

The latest tourism figures are in and they are a cause for celebration. One of VisitBritain's key objectives is to boost the regional spread of inbound tourism to ensure its economic benefits are felt all over Britain. Last year saw that happen, with every nation across the country welcoming an increase in both visitor numbers and tourist spending.

Denying LGBT People Equal Rights? Don't Expect Them to Visit on Vacation

Ian Johnson | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

When asked to what extent can the legal situation for local LGBT people affect where respondents decide to go to spend their vacation, 38% - that is almost four in every 10 US respondents - say that local laws affect their destination travel plans "to a great extent".

Britain: A Thoroughly British Export

Sandie Dawe | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK
Sandie Dawe

Exporting the best of Britain means that more tourists will come, purchase more local goods and services when they're here and, importantly, export and share memories of a fantastic trip back to their own countries...

London Named Third Most Popular Destination in the World

Mark Hillary | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

"Whether it's to explore the newly opened Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, or to enjoy some of the top attractions including the second most popular cultural institution in the world, the British Museum, London is fast becoming known as the greatest place in the world to visit."

Could The Changing Music Industry Help International Diplomacy?

Mark Hillary | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

The music industry is changing fast. Artists need to tour because nobody buys records today and markets such as the US and UK produce a disproportionate number of popular artists appreciated all over the world.

Theatre's Cue on the Tourism Stage

Sandie Dawe | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sandie Dawe

Theatre is not unfamiliar with playing understudy to football or shopping as a popular activity for tourists, but its appeal and contribution is strong regardless... More of our holiday visitors from overseas are going to the theatre, musicals, the opera or ballet (2.8 million) than to a live sporting event (1.3 million) across Britain.

King of the Castles: Britain's Built Heritage Rules

Sandie Dawe | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK
Sandie Dawe

Britain's built heritage is a huge asset and one of our major strengths as a tourism destination. Looking forward, we are capitalising on this forte by upping our promotional activity in key markets around the world, using images that highlight the drama of our castles and romantic appeal of historic houses.

Sexual Ealing: Was Rock Music Born in London W5?

Mark Hillary | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

What's the most important music venue or historic location in London? The pedestrian crossing used by the Beatles in Abbey Road? Or maybe The Sex Pist...

Playing to Our Strengths - Heritage, Babies and Boosting Brand Britain

Sandie Dawe | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK
Sandie Dawe

Looking back at royal baby week, one can't help but realise the global reach of such occasions and the positive knock on effects for international tourism. Judging by the international media gathered in London for the birth of Prince George, Britain's profile has undoubtedly been lifted, with images and footage splashed across newspapers and TV sets globally... Hosting the very best national broadcasters from around the world puts us front of mind once again and reinvigorates our brand as we seek to maintain the momentum of the Royal Wedding, The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and of course the 2012 Olympic Games.

Olympics Legacy Boosts British Tourism

Alison Couper | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK
Alison Couper

There is no doubt that British patriotism is at an all-time high after last year's Diamond Jubilee, followed by the hugely successful Olympic Games, and now we're back in the global spotlight with the birth of the 'Prince of Cambridge'. The media has been unanimous in celebrating "brand Britain", but how does this translate to how the UK is viewed by the rest of the world?

New Britain Tourism Strategy Will Attract Nine Million Extra Visitors a Year

Sandie Dawe | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK
Sandie Dawe

Few British industries are as strong as travel and tourism, and few have such growth potential. But achieving this will not be easy. It requires an unprecedented level of collaboration and partnership between the travel industry, the public sector and Government.

Tourism - The Industry Leading This Country Into Growth

Christopher Rodrigues | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK
Christopher Rodrigues

Research (from Tourism Economics) has shown that if we can get the right partnerships, the right marketing and the right policy actions we can increase inbound visitor numbers from 31 million to 40 million by the end of the decade - an increase of 9 million visitors by 2020 creating £8.7 billion a year in additional foreign exchange earnings and over 200,000 more jobs.

Influential Tourism Businesses Visit China and Japan to Increase Tourism

Sandie Dawe | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK
Sandie Dawe

This week a highly influential tourism delegation from the UK has been visiting Shanghai and Tokyo, capitalising on the renewed interest in Britain post-London 2012 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Introducing the Band: Suede Meet their Fans in Brazil

Mark Hillary | Posted 19.12.2012 | Home
Mark Hillary

The fans in the pub asked when Suede will return to Brazil for a full headline tour, Mat Osman responded by saying: "It depends how the festival goes. We would love to return, but that's really all up to you!"

Britain Doesn't Disappear After 2012 and Here's Why...

Sandie Dawe | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK
Sandie Dawe

Britain's Diamond Jubilation celebration in June was as memorable as last year's Royal Wedding, and in a matter of days we'll be welcoming the world to Britain as London plays host to greatest show on earth for a record third time.

Why Do Brits Hate the London Olympic Games?

Mark Hillary | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

What is it about being British? We go and invent all the best sports in the world and then give great sportsmen like Andy Murray a hard time about whether he is more Scottish or more British - or ever going to win at Wimbledon.