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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…

#UKCityofCulture2021: This is Coventry!

Nicole Malatesta

, December 19, 2017 — Culture

Fundraising Officer, Coventry City of Culture Trust

‘Coventry’s ready’, ‘we are ready’, ‘the time is right’ … everyone we spoke to expressed the same positive sentiments.  A two and a half year journey working with the community, arts organisations, individuals and businesses across the city and region, which all hung in the balance as we stood poised for the final announcement. As…

Reflecting on Coventry’s crown as the UK #CityofCulture2021

Phil Redmond

, — Culture

Chair of the City of Culture Independent Advisory Panel

There have already been a lot of words spoken, written and recorded about why Coventry and not Swansea or Stoke or Paisley or Sunderland, and on the night of the announcement there was neither the time, nor probably the expectation to give a line by line report against the criteria in the Government’s guidance notes.…

Events are GREAT

Nick de Bois

, April 15, 2016 — Tourism

The launch of Events are GREAT Britain took place on Thursday 14th April at Chelsea Football Club, officially outlining VisitBritain’s new strategy for Business Visits & Events.“Events are GREAT Britain” is part of the wider GREAT campaign and will act as the umbrella brand working to drive more international business to the UK. Activity will start to roll…

Tracey Crouch: “UK tourism can aim high after significant investment”

Tracey Crouch

, November 26, 2015 — Uncategorized

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

UK tourism is a global success story and one I am incredibly proud to champion as Tourism Minister.While the overall Spending Review included difficult decisions, significant investments have been made in the sector. I am very grateful to you all for your input, which helped us make a compelling case for tourism.Last year we attracted a…

What I love about #MyTourismJob

Deirdre Wells

, October 29, 2015 — Culture

CEO, UKInbound

On the last Thursday of every month we celebrate the tourism sector across social media using #MyTourismJob. This month, Deirdre Wells, Chief Executive of UKinbound shares why she is passionate about her role in the tourism sector. We all love a good holiday and there is oodles of research which confirms that not only is it…

The Motorhome & Caravan Show returns to Birmingham

John Lally

, October 12, 2015 — Tourism

National Caravan Council (NCC) Director General, John Lally, previews the Motorhome & Caravan Show, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC this week, at a time when the use of leisure vehicles in the UK is on the up. There will even be a world record attempt on opening day…Excitement is building as the finishing touches are…