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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…

Why engage in 5G Test Beds?

Dick Penny

, March 16, 2018 — Digital

Managing Director, Watershed

The internet as a wireless environment that is useful to you and me has not been with us for very long but we are already demanding more and more from its invisible magic. We expect to connect at will, wherever we are, and if we have to wait for data download or experience send failure…

Commonwealth Connections

Lindsay Pell

, — Culture

Senior Producer BBC Scotland

Can you name all fifty-three member countries of The Commonwealth spanning Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific? No? Neither could I before embarking on this wide-ranging Radio 3 series without the help of a map, a quick internet search and the occasional assistance of a magnifying glass for some of the smaller countries. For…

How 5G will give Britain’s cities a £6bn boost

Mark Evans

, March 15, 2018 — Digital

CEO, Telefonica O2 UK

In the past year, the Government signalled its determination to make the UK a world-leader in 5G, the next generation of mobile technology. This is a position I very much welcome and believe that only with the government and industry working together can we fully take advantage of the benefits for consumers.It is clear to…