Articles tagged “britain”

UK Rail Company Will Restart Popular Tourist Route For Summer Season

UK Rail Company Will Restart Popular Tourist Route For Summer Season

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

That West Coast Railways will offer its Lake line free to passengers speaks volumes to the impact it believes the route could have.

4 weeks ago

Britain’s Brexit Bump for Tourism May Be Over

Britain’s Brexit Bump for Tourism May Be Over

Dan Pylas, Associated Press

Now the real challenges begin for British tourism officials after a welcome spike in visitors after the UK vote in 2016 to exit the European Union. Tourists to the country fell 7 percent in the last quarter of 2017 after an initial bump, largely due to a devaluation of the pound. Britain isn't scheduled to exit the EU until 2019, but new challenges, from staffing to aviation agreements, are mounting.

4 months ago

Many Travelers Shrug Off Terrorism Fears After Attack on London

Many Travelers Shrug Off Terrorism Fears After Attack on London

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

London is hoping that this week's tragedy does not prompt travelers to postpone their visits. As context, Paris saw overnight hotel stays by foreigners drop 13 percent year-over-year after an attack.

1 year ago

Britain Begins Brexit Talks with the European Union March 29

Britain Begins Brexit Talks with the European Union March 29

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press

For its divorce proceedings with Brussels, London comes to the table with strong cards. It is a business and tourism hub. Anything that damages outbound demand from the United Kingdom will diminish inbound benefits to the European Union, as well.

1 year ago

North American Tourists Are Spending More in Post-Brexit Britain

North American Tourists Are Spending More in Post-Brexit Britain

Andy Bruce, Reuters

England is definitely on sale if you're coming with dollars. It's been a long time since it's been so cheap.

1 year ago

England’s Missed Opportunity Marketing Football Tourism to American Fans

England’s Missed Opportunity Marketing Football Tourism to American Fans

Greg Oates, Skift

With NBCSports' investment in broadcast rights for the Premier League, and Fox Sports' rights investment for the German Bundesliga, the growth of football fandom in the U.S. will only grow and create additional opportunities for tourism.

3 years ago

Skift Global Forum 2015: How VisitBritain Markets a Mature Brand to a New Audience

Skift Global Forum 2015: How VisitBritain Markets a Mature Brand to a New Audience

Greg Oates, Skift

VisitBritain is gung-ho on developing and curating travel content to promote lesser known destinations in England, Scotland and Wales, while at the same time expanding the travel conversation among visitors with each other.

3 years ago

The New Cruise Route Between Britain and Australia

The New Cruise Route Between Britain and Australia

Teresa Machan, Daily Telegraph

It's hard to imagine a very big market of Australia-bound passengers who'd prefer to sail for 25 days rather than fly for one, so this company better make the journey the destination.

5 years ago