Celebrating English Tourism Week 2024

Celebrating English Tourism Week 2024

As spring blooms across the English countryside, it's time to celebrate one of the nation's most vibrant and resilient industries: tourism. English Tourism Week is an annual event that highlights the importance of tourism in our communities.

English Tourism Week is an annual campaign led by VisitEngland. The celebration has been designed to showcase the quality, range and value of English hotels, restaurants, visitor attractions and local activities. This year's theme, "Supporting Tourism: The Heart of Our Communities," resonates deeply as we reflect on the industry's role in driving economic growth and creating countless memories for visitors and locals alike.

Tourism in England

Many people think tourism is going on holiday or travelling for a staycation away from home, meaning we often overlook what is on our doorstep. When was the last time you visited a popular attraction nearby? Use this week to plan your next adventure.

Local tourism is just as important. When did you last eat out or visit your local tourist information centre? Have you attended any business events? The tourism industry also includes conferences, events and weddings.

  1. Economic Impact: In 2022, a staggering £88.93 billion was spent on tourism in England alone, including expenditures from domestic and international visitors.
  2. Domestic Trips: Domestic tourism forms the backbone of the industry, with 107 million overnight trips and 945 million day trips recorded in 2022. These journeys fuel local economies and promote exploration and discovery within our borders.
  3. Inbound Tourism: England's allure extends beyond its shores, attracting 27.8 million inbound trips annually. These visitors bring diverse perspectives, cultural exchanges, and invaluable contributions to our economy.
  4. Employment: Pre-pandemic tourism supported 2.6 million jobs across England. From hospitality to transportation, these roles provide livelihoods for individuals and families, strengthening the social fabric of our communities.
  5. Regional Impact: Tourism thrives in every corner of England. In the South West, where we're based, tourism spending alone reached an impressive £8.4 billion. 

As we celebrate English Tourism Week, let's reaffirm our commitment to supporting tourism as the heart of our communities. Whether you're a business owner, a traveller, or a resident, your contributions play a vital role in shaping the future of this dynamic industry. 

Show your support for English Tourism Week on social media. Use the hashtag #EnglishTourismWeek24, and tag @VisitEnglandBiz

Enjoy participating in the annual celebration of the people, places, and experiences that help make England great.


Bristol is a City Like No Other

The city of Bristol grew during the Industrial Revolution. As a major port, ships came from all over the world. Now, it is well known for its quirkiness. As you explore, you will see street art, including the world-famous Banksy. 

Bristol was named the World's Best Food Destination by the Food Trekking Awards. It is also well known for being one of the most vegan-friendly cities, and each year hosts Vegfest, which attracts over 25,000 people. 

Bristol has also won multiple green awards for its environmental commitment. It has been named a cycle-friendly city, making exploring the city centre, parks, and the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge even easier. There's always something exciting happening; check out the local events calendar. 

Hotel in Bristol

Future Inn Bristol is an ideal base for the night. The hotel is in the heart of the Bristol city centre, offering various-sized bedrooms that can sleep up to four adults or a family where under 12's stay for free. The hotel is opposite Cabot Circus Shopping Centre, close to the popular and free tourist attractions. Alongside parking for £9 per night and free WiFi throughout the hotel, there are many home comforts. 

Book direct for the best available rates on our website, from £67 per room per night. Contact the Reservations Team on 0117 304 1010 or reservations.bristol@futureinns.co.uk    

Discover Plymouth

Wide-open Spaces and Fresh Sea Air in Plymouth

Plymouth is known as Britain's Ocean City and has much to explore. Walk down the cobbled streets and around the picturesque harbours of The Barbican, Sutton Harbour and Royal William Yard. Get some fresh air as you walk around Plymouth Hoe, which overlooks the waters of Plymouth Sound. 

Venture a little further and see the incredible wild beauty of Dartmoor National Park. History is also a big part of what has made Plymouth. During your visit, you can also learn more about Sir Francis Drake and his exploits during the Elizabethan era. 

There's also live music, street theatre, sporting events, family entertainment, food, and culture - more than enough reasons to excite you about local events in Plymouth. 

Hotel in Plymouth

Future Inns has 143 bedrooms with everything you would expect and more for a night away. The hotel offers free parking and free WiFi to all guests. All bedrooms sleep up to four guests, making them family-friendly and ideal for groups. Plus, under 12s stay for free, and kids eat free. Just under 4 miles north of Plymouth city centre, you are close to all the attractions, including the National Marine Aquarium and Tinside Lido

Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night. Or contact our Reservations Team on 01752 701000 or email reservations.plymouth@futureinns.co.uk 

Future Club Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, you get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay.

You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem in the bar when you dine in the restaurant and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join! 

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