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£1.7 billion tourism boom continues to draw visitors to Staffordshire 

10 Apr 18

RECENT figures on Staffordshire’s tourism economy prove that the county remains a popular destination amongst visitors.


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National Memorial Arboretum in the running for national tourism award 

5 Apr 18

The National Memorial Arboretum is in the running for a national tourism award.


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Lichfield MP keen to see city showcase sights and attract more tourists 

23 Mar 18

Lichfield’s MP has called on the city to showcase itself to a broader audience.


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First British tourists to Tunisia since 2015 massacre greeted with flowers and dancing 

13 Feb 18

The Thomas Cook flight carried 220 passengers from Birmingham to Enfidha, approximately 30 miles from the site of the 2015 terror attacks…


News
Families urged to ‘Staycation’ in Staffordshire over half term 

12 Feb 18

FAMILIES in Staffordshire are being encouraged to staycation during the February half term holiday and take advantage of the county’s wealth of attractions.


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This is how you can get a job as a tourist guide in Birmingham 

23 Jan 18

Local tourism officials are seeking applicants to train for the prestigious Blue Badge for the Heart of England…


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DZG achieves VAQAS award 

22 Jan 18

We’re celebrating after achieving our 16th consecutive VisitEngland Accreditation Certificate.


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Visit Lichfield’s social media is top notch! 

28 Dec 17

Out of the tourism bodies in the West Midlands, Visit Lichfield came in second place in the English Tourism Social Media Index.


Business
Birmingham Post Power 250 2017: Hospitality & Leisure 

7 Dec 17

Key players from the business tourism, conferences and family days out sectors all feature…


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Celebrating our great tourism businesses at awards event 

6 Dec 17

A total of 27 tourism businesses from across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire have been crowned as the best in in the area at the 2017 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards.


News
Award-winning Tamworth Castle wins more silver for the cabinet 

22 Nov 17

TAMWORTH Castle has very good reason to be celebrating once more, after winning silver awards for being a top tourist destination and a great place to meet Santa, in the 2017 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards.


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Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses celebrated at awards 

17 Nov 17

Tourism plays a vital role in our overall economy and on Wednesday over 40 of our top tourism businesses gathered for the 2017 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards.


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Colin Bryan, CEO at Drayton Manor, collects OBE for Contribution to Tourism 

13 Nov 17

DRAYTON Manor Park’s Chairman and son of the founders, Mr Colin Bryan is awarded an OBE at Buckingham Palace in recognition of his charity work and ongoing contribution to tourism.


Blog feature
Prestigious Ceremony to Crown County’s Best Tourism Businesses 

7 Nov 17

  Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses are to be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony next week.


News
Record overseas visitors to UK means boost for Staffordshire 

12 Oct 17

AS the UK enjoys a record 40 million overseas visitors to the country this year, Staffordshire’s tourism sector is also set to benefit from the boost.


Business
Birmingham chosen to host Gymnastics World Cup 

29 Sep 17

Another major boost to city’s tourism economy and bid to host 2022 Commonwealth Games…


News
Heritage tourism adds £1.5bn to West Midlands economy 

21 Sep 17

New report by Historic England highlights financial impact of sector on region…


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Midlands Mayor visits DZG 

21 Sep 17

The West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, visited DZG and fed our rainbow lorikeets as part of a whistle stop tour, as he heard how a £41 million funding bid will help boost the borough’s tourism.


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Birmingham named one of the UK’s top food destinations by travellers 

3 Jul 17

Michelin starred restaurants such as Simpsons and Purnell’s among restaurants attracting tourists…


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Awards Give County’s Best Tourism Businesses Chance to Shine 

27 Jun 17

The hunt for Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses is now on! Destination Staffordshire has launched the 2017 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards, with 14 categories for the county’s best attractions, accommodation providers, events and most dog…


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Rugby Festival Of Culture 2017 

19 Jun 17

This weekend  Rugby Festival of Culture makes a triumphant return, after winning the Culture Award for the Coventry Warwickshire Tourism and Culture Awards last year for its fantastic 2016 festival.


Business
Record number of partners to promote West Midlands events 

31 May 17

Nine venues unite with Meet Birmingham for events industry’s flagship UK exhibition.


Cricket
South Africa v Sussex: Quinton de Kock hits 104 as tourists win first warm-up game 

19 May 17

South Africa thrash Sussex by 66 runs in the rain-affected first game of their tour of England, which runs until early August.


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Overland to Eastern Europe: New Belgrade 

19 May 17

Day 7: New Belgrade (Novi Beograd) It’s the bit I really want to see –  the dormitory of Belgrade – built to house the expanding population.


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The bizarre things tourists have said about Birmingham attractions 

12 May 17

How would you sum up Cadbury World, Alton Towers and Cannon Hill Park? These are some of the real, yet rather strange comments about Birmingham attractions on TripAdvisor…