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Articles tagged “england”

Tourism

What Scotland’s Independence Would Mean for Tourism

The anti-Independence forces are positing a 'yes' vote as support for total disaster economic and political disaster. Some could argue that a split from England isn't always bad.

What Scotland’s Independence Would Mean for Tourism

Meetings

Manchester Spent 15 Years Building a ‘Smart City,’ Now It Wants Tourists

Manchester is poised to lead a new era of global cities positioning themselves as thought leaders integrating business, tech, academia and culture as a unified travel package for business, leisure and group market segments.

Manchester Spent 15 Years Building a ‘Smart City,’ Now It Wants Tourists

Tourism

How Should Tourism Businesses Respond To Extreme Weather: A Practical Guide

As extreme weather patterns become more and more common across the globe every year, tourism organizations, both the governments and DMOs, will have to respond and create better resources for tourism businesses. Kudos to VisitEngland for creating this resource for its local stakeholders.

How Should Tourism Businesses Respond To Extreme Weather: A Practical Guide

Tourism

Downton Abbey tourism: Making a pound off a television phenomenon

As Downton Abbey has demonstrated, the world in which families could maintain these massive piles of brick is thankfully in the past, so it's up to canny thinkers to come up with methods that will keep estates from collapsing entirely.

Downton Abbey tourism: Making a pound off a television phenomenon

Hotels

VisitEngland teaches businesses how to attract travelers with special needs

Disabled travelers spend an estimated $13 billion in North America and £2 billion in England every year, making them an important target for destinations looking to increase their share of the global travel market.

Tourism

50 beaches in England to be banned for swimming in wave of EU blacklistings

A flexible approached, as espoused by VisitCornwall, would appear to make more sense than a rigid approach that would deprive impacted communities and beach-goers of economic well-being, and some sun and fun.

50 beaches in England to be banned for swimming in wave of EU blacklistings

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VisitEngland turns to Wallace and Gromit for domestic ad campaign

VisitEngland used humans to argue in favor of staycations last summer and were roundly criticized by agents and out-bound tourism operators. This year's reliance on lovable claymation stars and its inclusion of agents in its pitch will likely soften the blow this time around.

VisitEngland turns to Wallace and Gromit for domestic ad campaign

Airlines

UK airlines say that scrapping hated departure tax would create 60,000 jobs

While there's no doubt the end of taxes would produce a small bump in inbound traffic, PricewaterhouseCoopers is out of its gourd if it thinks scrapping the tax would boost tourism by 40%. The biggest benefit to cutting the tax will be outbound tourism.

UK airlines say that scrapping hated departure tax would create 60,000 jobs

Media and PR

Romania and Bulgaria hit back at Britain’s “don’t come here” anti-tourism campaign

Kudos to the Balkans behind this creative response to the boorishness of the British campaign. Who wouldn't visit a land where the draft beer is cheap and Middleton clones are bountiful?

Romania and Bulgaria hit back at Britain’s “don’t come here” anti-tourism campaign

Tourism

Pride and Prejudice tourism expected to boom for 200th anniversary

Downton Abbey may be this year's hot ticket, but Jane Austen fans have 200 years of fandom to lean on as they descend on sites from "Pride and Prejudice."

Pride and Prejudice tourism expected to boom for 200th anniversary