Tourism

Raising a glass to food and drink tourism in English Wine Week

Sandra Matthews-Marsh MBE

, May 31, 2018 — Tourism

CEO Visit Kent and Go To Places

Strolling through acres of lush, sun-kissed grape vines isn’t a typical day in the office. Or at least, it wouldn’t be anywhere other than in Kent – the Garden of England…It’s English Wine Week and we should all raise a collective glass to England’s prowess as a world-class wine producer, because this ever-growing enthusiasm for…

English Tourism Week 2018: Love our coastline

Sam Richardson

, March 23, 2018 — Tourism

Academy Director National Coastal Tourism Academy

We’ve long had a love affair with our stunning coastline.  For many of us, crispy fish ‘n’ chips on the pier, sunny afternoons strolling along the prom and splashing in the waves were the very essence of a summer holiday.  Yes, it rained, but that was all part of the seaside spirit. For those of…

English Tourism Week 2018: Being Brunel

Matthew Tanner

, March 22, 2018 — Tourism

Director and Chief Executive, SS Great Britain Trust

Opening on 23 March 2018, Being Brunel is a new museum that will introduce the world to what Brunel made, reveal new insights about ‘what made the man’ and shed light on why Brunel’s life and legacy are still so relevant to us today. As well as being one of the greatest engineers of the…

English Tourism Week 2018: No filter required

Martine Ainsworth-Wells

, March 20, 2018 — Tourism

Project Director, Cultural Cities of Northern England

 I was born in Liverpool; my mother is from Manchester, I went to university in Leeds and have worked in Hull and NewcastleGateshead.  I might have been a Londoner for over 20 years but I consider myself pretty well qualified to extol the virtues of our iconic northern cities to the world. I’ve also had…

English Tourism Week 2018: Making great memories in England’s National Parks

Mark Holroyd

, March 19, 2018 — Tourism

Head of Discover England’s National Parks Programme

The Government’s £40million Discover England Fund is bringing England’s National Parks together to develop a new collection of world-class experiences to generate growth in the value of international tourism. Our National Parks are major contributors to the UK’s visitor economy, attracting more than 94 million visitors each year and accounting for more than £4 billion…

Celebrating equal rights

Sue Owen

, February 6, 2018 — Civil Society

Permanent Secretary, DCMS

Today marks a significant anniversary in the history of the campaign for equal rights. The UK Suffrage movement pioneered democratic dissent against inequality laws and attitudes, championing the rights of women to vote and stand as MPs.One hundred years ago today Parliament passed The Representation of the People Act, the first step to women being…

Inspiration from India

Karen Bradley

, November 17, 2017 — Digital

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Last week I travelled to India to see first hand some of the exciting events and activities taking place as part of the UK India Year of Culture that runs until next April. As well as learning more about the cultural aspects of the UK’s evolving relationship with India during my stay, I also exchanged…