LATEST NEWS FROM VISITENGLAND

Please see below VisitEngland’s latest news including campaigns you can be involved in, research and much more:

England’s Home of Sport Campaign:

VisitEngland has launched a quest to find out the country’s top sporting destination. It would be great for the Isle of Wight to be part of this campaign. Therefore get involved by simply uploading a picture of your own home of sport to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #HomeOfSport with a snappy (you’ve only got 140 characters, remember!) sentence on where you are, and why it’s the best sporting destination in England. Approved nominations will appear on a national sports wall at www.englandhomeofsport.com and will be entered into a prize draw to win a selection of sporting experiences. Please click here to read more about the campaign and how you can get involved.

Heritage Open Days – Help to promote your business:

Take part in the Heritage Open Days by registering an even to open your business between the 10th and 13th September. This provides an opportunity for visitors to explore sites and venues not usually open to the public for free. Please click here to find out more information about the Heritage Open Days and how you can get involved.

New Loan Fund Available for SMEs:

A £40 million loan fund managed by Enterprise Ventures is now open to all SME businesses across the UK. Please click here to view more information about the loan and how to apply.

Research Information:

  • Great Britain Day Visitors 2014 Survey:

VisitEngland, VisitBritain and VisitWales has published a report presenting the findings of the 2014 Great Britain Day Visits Survey. This survey measures participation in Tourism Day Visitors taken to destinations in the UK by the residents of England, Scotland and Wales. Click here to download the report.

  • Great Britain Tourism Survey – 1st Quarter of 2015:

This survey shows great results for domestic tourism between January to March 2015 and saw a 12 per cent increase in holiday trips compared to 2014. To view the monthly results on VisitEngland’s website please click here.

Advice to Reduce Waste & Save Money:

VisitEngland has made available a tool kit from WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) to help tourism providers to save money and run their own business more sustainably. Please click here to view these materials to help reduce food and packaging waste.