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New plans to boost UK tourism

New plans announced to boost UK tourism are unlikely to have the desired effect unless much more fundamental reforms are implemented, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Contribution of tourism to GDP in UK shows fastest growth

The travel and tourism industry in the UK is nearly 5 times the size of automotive manufacturing and supports almost as many jobs as the financial sector.

Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery promotes UK tourism

Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery dons Elizabethan costume and also appears as a 1920s flapper in an advert launched to promote UK tourism.

UK to rely more on travel and tourism this year

The UK will be increasingly reliant on travel and tourism in 2012 as jobs and economic growth in the sector outstrip the wider economy.

UK overseas holidaymakers looking for value

Euromonitor International Head of Travel and Tourism Research Caroline Bremner told delegates at the WTM Vision Conference this morning, UK outbound receipts in 2014 would hit US$38.6 billion, topping

NewcastleGateshead Initiative welcomes new chief executive

NewcastleGateshead Initiative has confirmed Sarah Stewart as chief executive, a role she has been performing since May 2010 when she was appointed as interim head of the organization.

UK Selling Long Haul brings out a destination supplement on Seychelles

The World Travel Market (WTM) 2010 saw the UK’s "Selling Long Haul" publications bring out a Seychelles supplement.

Hollywood stars tipped to send UK tourism soaring

Hollywood hunks Johnny Depp and Russell Crowe are tipped to send the UK tourism industry soaring this year after filming blockbuster movies at historic sites.