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Regular Super League fixture to be hosted in Australia as part of tourism drive

The Australian city of Wollongong will be the first location outside of Europe to host a regular Super League rugby fixture next year.
 

Isle of Wight using Queen Victoria for latest tourism drive in £200,000 campaign

The Isle of Wight’s tourism body is about to launch a £200,000 tourism campaign promoting the island as the home of Queen Victoria.
 

Steve Double to lead cross-party group for tourism, hospitality and attractions

Conservative MP Steve Double has been elected chair of the cross-party Parliamentary group responsible for addressing issues relating to the tourism, hospitality and attractions sectors.
 

Strong Q1 shows increases in key visitor markets for British tourism

New figures released by VisitBritain have shown strong growth in overseas visits from markets including China, Australia, France and the US.
 

Tourism projects receive funding in latest round of VisitEngland's £40m Discover England Fund

Development of a London/Bristol tourism route, a tour of Britain’s world famous horse- racing courses, travel packages for 18-35 year olds, and an urban food and drink hub have been named as the latest projects to receive funding from VisitEngland’s £40m Discover England Fund.
 

Five in contention to be UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry, Paisley, Stoke, Sunderland or Swansea will be named as the UK City of Culture 2021 later this year after making the shortlist for the award.
 

Plan launched to safeguard Snowdon from increased tourism

A plan to protect the Welsh mountain of Snowdon from increased tourism has been unveiled by the National Park Authority.
 

BHA calls for government support after study suggests hospitality sector could create 500,000 jobs in next five years

Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the British Hospitality Association (BHA), has called on the government to support the sector by cutting tourism VAT and helping to reduce its reliance on EU workers.
 

VisitBritain celebrates literary legends with new tourism campaign

VisitBritain has launched a new campaign aiming to boost visitor numbers in the UK, announcing a year of literary milestones dubbed “Magical Britain”.
 

Airbnb introduces €5m Community Tourism Programme

Home-sharing platform Airbnb has announced plans to invest €5m (US$5.6m, £4.4m) into a new Community Tourism Programme – a project designed to “use innovation to help preserve and boost the best of local customs, traditions and landmarks that make communities unique.”

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