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Tourism industry reacts with dismay at prospect of funding cut

LONDON, England - Inbound tour operators have reacted with dismay at rumours that VisitBritain, the government agency responsible for promoting the UK as a tourist destination is to suffer further cut

It’s official: Olympics did not bankrupt London tourism

One of the perks of being able to attend the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual Global Tourism Summit is that it gives me access to the top executives in travel and tourism.

VisitBritain goes to Tokyo to secure more business from Japan

VisitBritain is leading a tourism delegation to Japan, the home of 1.7 million High Net Worth Individuals second only to US, to build on the profile Britain received in 2012.

VisitBritain unveils new strategy plan

LONDON, England - VisitBritain has launched a consultation on an ambitious growth plan which aims to attract 40 million visitors to Britain by 2020.

British tourism recruits James Bond to attract foreign visitors

James Bond is going to try to do for the UK what the Olympic Games failed to accomplish this summer -- boost tourism in the country.

London Olympics: And the winners are…

The debate on whether the 2012 Summer Olympic Games will bankrupt London’s travel and tourism industry may have long dissipated, but recent events confirm that neither UK tour operators nor London h

United Kingdom’s APD: Tax from hell?

(eTN) - The increase in United Kingdom’s Air Passenger Duty on April 1 has become a major cause of contention between the UK government and the global travel and tourism industry.

London Olympics: On par to destroy travel and tourism?

Tour operators in the United Kingdom are waiting with bated breath, as the date gets closer and closer to July 27, 2012, the day when to the 2012 London Olympic Games will hold its opening ceremony.

UK: Come on tourists, British weather not THAT bad

British government is to use the UK's most changeable feature to promote the country by trying to convince visitors the weather is not as bad as people think, it was claimed.

Great Britain World Tour premieres in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Great Britain is in celebration mode and we're all invited.

Riots leave UK tourism untarnished

VisitBritain has said Britain has a strong and positive image overseas and we hope these incidents will be short-lived and that inbound tourism will show its customary resilience.

ETOA and UKinbound join forces with VisitBritain

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) and UKinbound have joined forces with VisitBritain to deliver a unique business-to-business event in 2012.

US Olympic Committee, VisitBritain announce “Team USA: Britain Bound”

NEW YORK - The U.S. Olympic Committee and VisitBritain today announced “Team USA: Britain Bound,” a first-of-its kind, interactive program that will see an all-star roster of U.S.

An Olympic bubble

As a Brit, living close to London, I am incredibly excited by the prospect of the Olympics coming to me.

What the first-ever UNWTO Global Tourism Forum in Andorra achieved

Never in the history of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and, perhaps, in the history of the global travel and tourism industry, has there ever been an event where both public and private tra

Answer the phone, it might be Britain calling!

VisitBritain, the national tourist office for England, Scotland, and Wales, along with Virgin Atlantic Airways, brought a piece of Britain to the streets of Boston this week.

Tough new visa regulations for visitors to the UK

A series of new UK visa regulations comes into force this month, as a result of an extensive review by the UK’s Borders and Immigration Agency.

UK tourism: over-priced, over-rated and at risk

Chairman of VisitBritain, Christopher Rodrigues, has warned Britain's tourism industry to brace itself for more than 50,000 job losses in the industry forced by "stay away" tourists as a result of the

Another tourism CEO to quit

LONDON (eTN) – This season is really turning up to be the season for exiting chief executives of tourism organizations.

Anger at pre-2012 tourism budget

The British government has been criticised for slashing investment in promoting Britain abroad in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.

Tourism society statement on VisitBritian restructuring

VisitBritain has announced a restructuring as a result of its recent consultations with the industry, as part of the Framework Review of British Tourism (due to be announced in October 2008).