A week-long series of events promoting Britain’s tourism potential
British Tourism Week kicked off in style today with pubs, restaurants, hotels and popular visitor attractions all in the spotlight! The event is now in its fourth year and is designed to highlight the important of the tourism sector in Britain, bringing together businesses and the government to raise awareness of just what the UK has to offer. Tourism is one of the biggest sectors in Britain and will see considerable growth over the next ten years due to the Olympics in 2012 and the many other events that the UK is hosting.
The official launch of British Tourism Week will take place today at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales. Sporting figures, government ministers and representatives from the tourism industry will campaign to spread the word about what Britain has to offer over the next seven days.
As part of British Tourism Week, National Trust attractions around the UK will offer free admission at the weekend. This includes parks, museums and galleries in all parts of the UK. One of the main attractions of British Tourism Week is the illumination of Hadrian’s Wall; Over 500 volunteer’s lit beacons that stretched from coast to coast on the 13th March.
With events taking place all week across the UK, British Tourism Week gives visitors and UK residents a reminder of the fantastic tourism opportunities that the UK offers. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales will once again act as patron for the series of events, showing his support for a cause that raises awareness of the value and importance of Britain’s billion pound visitor economy.