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£50m investment into UK attractions set to boost tourism sector

Britain’s visitor attractions are set to get a major boost, with investment into the sector topping £50m (US$70.2m, €57m) this year.

VisitBritain signs first-ever commercial deals with destination management companies

VisitBritain has agreed commercial deals with destination management companies for the first time, in order to better promote England’s tourism products overseas.

Tourism focus as government trials 5G in Britain

Tourism is at the forefront of a new government initiative to bring 5G to the UK, with six projects established in an attempt to accelerate the rollout of the wireless networking technology in Britain.

London, Manchester and Birmingham team up to launch international tourism drive

Three of the UK’s three most populated cities – London, Birmingham and Manchester – have formed an alliance to jointly promote tourism in China, India and the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).

Scottish tourism’s ‘bumper year’ led by visitor attractions

Visitor numbers to Scottish attractions rose “dramatically” in 2017, with an overall total of 30 million visits being made to leading museums, theme parks and heritage attractions.

Leisure Opportunities is doing an apprenticeship survey – take part!

To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week in March, Leisure Opportunities is undertaking an employer survey on the leisure industry’s needs and appetites for hiring apprentices.

Increase in dementia-friendly tourist attractions could boost Scottish tourism

The Scottish Government has been urged to create a register of accredited dementia- friendly attractions in the country to provide a boost to tourism and help families with members suffering from conditions such as Alzheimer’s.

VisitBritain launches 'I Travel For' campaign in effort to break 40 million visitor mark in 2018

“I Travel For” is the new message from VisitBritain, which this week launched its tourism campaign for 2018 in a bid to reach record inbound figures.

Westminster Abbey triforium opening to public for first time in June as new museum

London’s Westminster Abbey, one of the UK’s most visited tourist attractions, is undergoing work on a new museum, marking the first addition to the visitor experience at the historic site since 1745.

Unesco to develop tourism sustainability tool for World Heritage sites

Unesco has committed to improving tourism management at World Heritage sites by announcing the development of a new tool for sustainability issues.

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