English Tourism Week 2023

English Tourism Week 2023

The annual celebration, English Tourism Week 2023, is back. What is the week for? It highlights the importance of tourism in the UK. Celebrate between Friday 17 March and Sunday 26 March 2023.

National Tourism Week 2023

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.

It has been well-documented that the hospitality industry has changed since the pandemic, particularly in staffing and recruitment. According to recent surveys, one in nine hospitality jobs still need to be filled despite recent improvements in recruitment. Alongside ever-increasing costs for utilities, food and suppliers, there has been ongoing pressure on services. This is all alongside maintaining customer service levels and expectations.

Tourism in England

Tourism and the hospitality industry is a massive contributor to the economy. English tourism makes up 80% of the UK’s visitor economy. In 2019 it generated over £100 billion and supported 2.6 million jobs. The industry is a significant employer of school leavers and young people and an incubator for entrepreneurs. English Tourism Week is our opportunity to show you what the country offers.

Tourism Week Celebration 

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 did you last visit 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.

Support English Tourism Week Online

Show your support for English Tourism Week on social media. Use the hashtag #EnglishTourismWeek23, and tag @VisitEnglandBiz

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

Explore Bristol

Bristol 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. You will see street art, including the world-famous Banksy, as you explore

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. 

On top of this, Bristol has 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. 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 stay 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  

Explore 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 of 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 Inn 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, 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 every time you stay and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

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