Tourism

Enjoy Summer Safely in Lincolnshire

Charlotte Goy

Charlotte Goy, July 22, 2020 — Enjoy Summer Safely

CEO, Visit Lincoln

Lincolnshire – the best of city, countryside, and coast.Throw in heritage, culture, aviation, exceptional food and it’s easy to see why it is a well-loved destination. An active role in TourismHowever, no-one could have predicted the challenges 2020 would present.  So to hear that Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston MP, himself a Lincoln lad, was visiting…

Wallace Collection: Bringing life back into the galleries

Sarah Harmer

Sarah Harmer, July 14, 2020 — Culture

Director of Development, The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection reopens this week after almost exactly 17 weeks of closure. Except for the two World Wars, this period has been the first time the Collection has closed to the public since we opened in 1900. We are incredibly excited to be welcoming back staff and visitors to the Collection – bringing life back…

The new normal for Cotswolds tourism

Susie Hunt

Susie Hunt, July 12, 2020 — Tourism

Partnership Manager, Cotswold Tourism

This weekend saw the start of our new ‘post-Covid normal’ as hotels, pubs, restaurants and more retailers were finally able to open their doors again to the public following the March lockdown.I don’t know about you but I quite liked the old ‘normal’, when a night away in a hotel meant time with a loved…

Museums Action Plan

Neil Mendoza

, October 4, 2018 — Culture

Author, The Mendoza Review: an independent review into museums in England

In November last year, the government published my review of England’s museums, the first comprehensive look at the sector since 2001. In the last year we have seen more great examples of museums flourishing in different ways: Tate St Ives winning Art Fund Museum of the Year; museum openings such as Bristol’s Being Brunel; government…

National Parks Week 2018: Discover life as Park Ranger

Mark Holroyd

, July 26, 2018 — Tourism

Head of Discover England’s National Parks Programme

As part of National Parks Week, we celebrate the roles of some of the people involved in caring for our special landscapes, and learn how Government funding is supporting them to develop new experiences which attract new global audiences. Heroes of our countrysideIn the UK National Parks, National Park rangers – or wardens as they’re…

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…