VisitBritain is the national tourism agency for Britain – a non-departmental public body funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).
Is Visit Britain funded by the government?
Supporting England’s tourism industry, driving inbound visitor spend, providing expert advice to industry and to Government. We are the national tourism agency, a non-departmental public body funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).
How is Visit Britain funded?
VisitBritain/VisitEngland is a non-departmental public body, funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) through a grant-in-aid (GIA). Take a look at the about us section to find out more about our role, activity and priorities.
Who funds visit England?
The Discover England Fund is £40M that the government has made available to develop new bookable English tourism product. The fund is managed by VisitEngland. Bookable products are something that can be booked by a visitor e.g. a vineyard tour, a paddleboarding experience, a visit to a castle.
How much money does tourism bring to the UK?
Taking into account direct and indirect impacts (including aspects like the supply chain), tourism in England contributes £106 billion to the British economy (GDP) and supports 2.6 million jobs. Looking at direct impacts only, tourism still contributes £48 billion, supporting 1.4 million jobs.
Is Visit Britain Shop legit?
It is, as it says, the official shop of the British Tourist Board. It’s totally legitimate. HOWEVER, you do pay a premium for the service and there are very few tickets you need to buy in advance.
Who is the CEO of Visit Britain?
Sally Balcombe (Sep 2014–)
How many employees does visit Britain have?
We have around 250 staff working across our network. Our team is drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds from all over the world and offers exceptional breadth of experience. Find out more about our senior team below or search for people by name or function in our contact finder.
How do visit Britain promote the UK?
Our VisitBritain activity is focused on increasing the value and volume of tourism exports, developing England and Britain’s visitor economy by promoting Britain worldwide and boosting visitor spend.
What are Visit Britain’s aims and objectives?
Our VisitEngland activity is focused on the development and delivery of the Discover England fund, announced by the Government in November 2015, which aims to drive inbound visits and spend and support the domestic market through the delivery of world-class, stand-out, bookable tourism products.
How many tourists are forecasted to visit Britain next year?
Overall, VisitBritain is forecasting 16.9 million inbound visits in 2021. While this is an increase of 73% on this year, it is less than half of the 40.9 million visits the UK saw in 2019. Inbound visitor spending is forecast to reach £9.0 billion in 2021.
Is Visit Britain a limited company?
VISITBRITAIN LIMITED – Overview (free company information from Companies House)
What is the Discover England fund?
The three-year £40million Discover England Fund, announced by Government in 2015, will ensure that England stays competitive in the rapidly growing global tourism industry, by offering world-class English tourism products to the right customers at the right time.
Who visits the UK the most?
Travellers from the US contribute most to the travel industry in the United Kingdom. 3.9 million American tourists visited in 2018 and spent a collective £3.4 billion. The USA, France, and Germany were the top markets in terms of the number of visits to the UK, accounting for 29% of visits in 2018.
How many tourists visited the UK in 2020?
According to these estimates, the UK received 11.1 million inbound visits in 2020, a 73% decline from the visit levels seen in 2019.
What nationality visits the UK the most?
Spain is the most visited country by residents of the United Kingdom, with around 18.1 million visits made in 2019.