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Clacton Pier makes the grade with VisitEngland

Clacton Pier
Clacton Pier continues to provide a top quality visitor attraction for a fun day out, according to VisitEngland, which carried out a full day assessment of the landmark last month. It concluded that the pier meets the high standards required for accreditation in the national scheme, an award the operator will hold for at least a two years before another...

Scarborough revealed as UK’s most visited holiday destination

Scarborough beach
New figures have revealed that the Borough of Scarborough has retained its crown as most visited holiday destination in England, outside of London. The data released by VisitEngland showed that the region, which includes the seaside resorts of Filey and Whitby, as well as Scarborough, remain a big hit with holidaymakers. It also revealed that a record breaking number of overseas...

VisitEngland survey: Tourism continuing to thrive in Blighty

Brighton-Palace-Pier
Neither Brexit nor terrorism could dampen the English tourist industry last year, with footfall up at two of Britain’s biggest amusement operations and throughout the coast. Both Brighton Pier and Yorkshire’s Flamingo Land theme park ranked among the highest visited attractions in the country last year,according to VisitEngland’s annual survey of participating leisure sites. Brighton’s iconic seaside magnet drew over 4.6m...

Palace Pier Britain’s most visited free attraction beyond London

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Only three free attractions in London drew more visitors last year than Brighton’s worldfamous seaside amusements icon, according to VisitEngland.   Brighton Palace Pier has once again been revealed as the most-visited free tourist attraction in England outside London. An estimated 4,650,000 fun-seekers enjoyed a day at the pier in 2016, according to VisitEngland’s annual survey of visitor attractions. Only three free attractions...

Key tourism figures to speak at VAC 2017

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Organisers of this year’s VAC (Annual National Conference of Visitor Attractions), BALPAA, have confirmed VisitEngland’s Chairman will be speaking at the event.   Now in its 14th year, the Annual National Conference of Visitor Attractions (VAC) will take place on 4 October, and will feature key tourism bosses on the podium. The event is organised by BALPAA, which represents the interests of...

Brits spend record amount on day-trips in 2016

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Holidaymakers spent a record-breaking amount on day trips across England in 2016 and helped to boost the economy by £45.3bn, new research by tourism agency VisitEngland has shown. The Brits have enjoyed  their day by the seaside - well, many days by the seaside it seems. Figures covering  January to November 2016 show holidaymakers spent a record amount of   money...

Post-Brexit success the motive for cancellation of Park Holidays sale?

Coinslot Park Holidays Caravan
Caledonia Investments has cancelled the £250m sale of caravan park operator Park Holidays following June’s Brexit vote. Park Holidays is Britain’s fourth largest caravan operator, boasting 25 holiday parks in the South of England. Its performance has been buoyed by the rise in staycations, with earnings rising to £35m this year. When the sale was announced in March the mooted £250m...

South West Coast Path to receive fund boost

Coinslot South West Coast fund
The South West Coast Path, which will soon be extended through Somerset up to Brean, has been named as one of the first beneficiaries of a £40m government fund aiming to boost tourism in Britain. Operators along the path will likely see higher footfall after the investment, as the money will be used to bring together a ‘whole range of...

Five million Brits take bank holiday staycation

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More than five million Britons were on staycation over the August bank holiday weekend, according to figures released by VisitEngland. The tourist board’s Bank Holiday Trip Tracker survey found that 5.1 million Britons were planning an overnight holiday before the weekend, with 4.6 million planning a trip in England. Holiday-goers over the long weekend generated an estimated £1.25bn for the UK...

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