Tag: VisitBritain

VisitBritain chief brands Blackpool not “pretty” enough to promote

Blackpool tourist chiefs were fuming at VisitBritain after one of their officials claimed the seaside resort was not being “pretty” enough.   Sabine Kalkmann, who represents VisitBritain and VisitEngland in Germany, made the remarks in an email to ex-Blackpool businessman Julian Allitt asking why more was not being done to promote the north’s coastal resorts. "Blackpool does not have the reputation to...

Bacta backs Brighton as host city for VisitBritain’s global tourism event

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With VisitBritain announcing that it will hold its the largest every global tourism trade event in one of the UK’s amusements hotspots, Brighton, Bacta chief exec John White has give his backing to the event.   Bacta chief executive, John White, has highlighted the significance of VisitBritain’s decision to host its largest ever global tourism trade event in Brighton, the city...

November breaks inbound records for tourism

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Inbound tourism in Britain hit record numbers in the final months of 2016. The somewhat confusing picture of British inbound tourism continues to take shape this month, with the weight of evidence seemingly now on the common sense side of the equation. According to the latest monitor from the British Hospitality Association (BHA), November was a record breaking month, with arrivals...

Conflicting reports paint uncertain inbound picture

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The story of Britain’s inbound tourism industry is a confused one, with different bodies indicating conflicting trends for the leisure industry in 2017. The recently launched British Hospitality Association’s (BHA) Industry Tourism Monitor, which last month reported a decline in people visiting the UK, once again seems to show a downward trend for the sector. It claims that the number...