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Isle of Wight takes families on a bear hunt with new tourism campaign

The Isle of Wight’s tourism body is teaming up with the filmmakers behind a remake of classic children’s book We’re Going On a Bear Hunt to bring the story to life for its latest marketing campaign.

New tourism minister to be announced as John Glen named City minister

Tourism minister John Glen is the latest mover in British prime minister Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle, after taking over as City minister.

City of Bath plans tourist levy to support heritage, arts and culture

Councillors in Bath are looking to cash in on the 5.8 million tourists that visit the historic city each year, with plans to introduce a bed tax that could raise millions of pounds for the British UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ireland uses the Force to grow tourism as Star Wars campaign gets interstellar launch

Tourism Ireland has taken its Star Wars visitor campaign to a whole new level, by launching its latest project in space.

King Richard III car park gets heritage status from Historic England

A car park in Leicester that famously turned out to be the burial place of King Richard III has been given protected status by Historic England.

British tourism set for record figures in 2018

Record levels for Britain's inbound tourism are set to continue into 2018, after VisitBritain forecast further growth in the year ahead.

Look back at summer of sport shows £107m economic impact of World Athletics in UK

As the 2017 sporting calendar draws to a close, an event impact study has measured the value to the UK of hosting the World Athletics Championships at £107m (US$143.2m, €120.8m).

Birmingham named host city for 2022 Commonwealth Games

Birmingham has officially been named the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, beating competition from Kuala Lumpur, Victoria (Canada) and Australia.

Birmingham set to win bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games

Birmingham is set to be officially announced as the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games tomorrow (21 December).

Industry leaders demand changes to help double value of British tourism by 2025

The value of tourism to Britain could rise from £130bn to £268bn by 2025 – but only if the government tackles “long-term structural problems”, a leading group of operators has warned.

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