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Heritage tourism worth £16.4bn to England’s economy – report

England’s heritage tourism has generated up to £16.4bn (US$22.2bn, €18.6bn) in visitor spending a year, directly employing 278,000 people and contributing £11.9bn (US$16.1bn, €13.5bn) gross added value to the economy.
 

Exclusive: Post-Brexit tourism deal in the 'common interest' of Europe, says tourism minister

John Glen, Britain’s minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has said the country’s rising tourism numbers will continue to grow after it makes its exit from the European Union (EU), saying that it was in the “common interest” of Europe to make Britain accessible.
 

Britain joins tourism space race with successful Northumberland rocket launch

Britain has taken a big step in the space tourism race, with private firm Starchaser Industries successfully launching its first test flight of a reusable rocket.
 

£2.5m ‘staycation’ campaign to target young UK adults

VisitBritain as launched a UK-wide campaign to encourage the country’s young adult population to take their holiday at home.
 

AECOM to oversee multi-million-pound Center Parcs-style activity resort in Wales

A major adventure resort offering a wide variety of physical, thrilling and wellness activities, a 100- bedroom hotel and 400 luxury lodges on a 480-acre (194-hectare) Welsh site will be project managed by AECOM.
 

Roadmap for London tourism predicts 30 per cent visitor increase by 2025

Sadiq Khan has set out his tourism vision for the UK capital through to 2025, with the London mayor eyeing significant increases in tourism and revenue thanks to the newly-laid out industry masterplan.
 

UNWTO launches sustainable tourism campaign

As it continues to observe 2017 as the International Year for Sustainable Tourism, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has launched a new campaign aimed at raising awareness of the value and contribution that sustainable tourism can make towards development.
 

Weak pound attracts record number of visitors in June

The UK attracted a record number of overseas visitors during June – thanks largely to the collapse in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote.
 

China of ‘increasing importance’ to UK tourism market

Around 250,000 holidaymakers from China spent more than £1bn in the UK last year, marking the increased importance of the country to the UK’s tourism market.
 

Bulmers eyes overseas tourists, with plans for €1.8m Clonmel visitor centre

Irish cider giant the C&C group has announced plans to build a €1.8m (£1.6m, US$2.1m) visitor centre dedicated to its Bulmers brand.

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