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Submit English Tourism Week Events Online

Monday, 21st January 2013

VisitEngland calls for tourism business to get involved in English Tourism Week, 16-24 March

17 January 2013. VisitEngland, the national tourist board, has mounted a call to action for the industry to get involved in English Tourism Week 2013, and register their special events and activity on the English Tourism Week 2013 website.

Tourism is worth £97billion to the UK economy and employs 2 million people, and English Tourism Week is an opportunity to promote the value of the industry at a national and local level. The week ran for the first time last year, and saw hundreds of attractions, hotels and other tourism businesses across England putting on special events, promotions and competitions to encourage more visitors through their doors and inspire people to become tourism ambassadors for their local area.

Previous English Tourism Week events have ranged from afternoon teas and English-themed baking competitions to art exhibitions, special guided walks and ‘behind the scenes’ tours. This year, the week is running from 16-24 March, and the national tourist board is hoping that English Tourism Week 2013 will be even bigger and better!

To get involved, register the details of your event or promotion through the English Tourism Week event submission form, including web links, contact details and images.  VisitEngland will then promote selected activity via a wide range of channels, including editorial on the award-winning VisitEngland.com website and blog, as well as the tourist board’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

James Berresford, Chief Executive of VisitEngland, commented:

“English Tourism Week 2013 is not only an opportunity to promote an industry worth £97billion to the economy, but it’s also to a great way to get Britons thinking of England as their next holiday destination by reminding them what’s on their own doorstep. We want as many tourism businesses and organisations as possible to get involved, and use this national campaign to raise their own profile and encourage more visitors as we kick-off the 2013 holiday season.”

Submit your English Tourism Week events now using the online submission form, and get involved in this exciting celebration of our industry: http://www.visitengland.org/england-tourism-industry/etw/etw13/ETW13submission.aspx.

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For more information contact:

Sarah Long, Head of Corporate Communications Tel: 020 7578 1452, Mob: 07500555651, Email: sarah.long@visitengland.org   www.visitengland.org

Emma White, Corporate Communications Executive Tel 020 7578 1471, Email: emmalucy.white@visitengland.org

Notes to Editors

  • More information on English Tourism Week including event ideas and an online toolkit including logos, posters and flyers can be found on the official website, www.englishtourismweek.co.uk.

About VisitEngland

  • VisitEngland is the country’s national tourist board. We work in partnership with the industry to develop the visitor experience across England, plan national tourism strategy, grow the value of tourism in England and provide advocacy for the industry and our visitors
  • Our work is underpinned by robust research and customer insights. You can access the latest in-depth market intelligence and statistics on www.visitengland.org/insight-statistics   
  • For corporate information see www.visitengland.org, for consumer information see www.visitengland.com

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