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Tourism sector ‘on the rise’ in Solihull, council member says 

13 Jul 18

SOLIHULL’S tourism sector is ‘on the rise’ due to the opening of new hotels, restaurants and retailers, a cabinet member says.


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Lichfield tourism organisation given a makeover in a bid to promote the city as a visitor destination 

22 Jun 18

The tourism organisation for Lichfield has been given a new look.


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The staggering amount tourism brought into Birmingham last year 

13 Jun 18

To put that into perspective, that works out as 865 or every man, woman and child in Birmingham…


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Ten topiary dinosaurs to provide a roarsome summer in the city 

8 Jun 18

Families visiting Dippy the Dinosaur in Birmingham this summer will be able to continue their prehistoric adventure by hunting down the ten eye-catching topiary dinosaurs across the city centre shopping area.


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The countries which are safe for British holidaymakers to travel to – according to the Foreign Office 

4 Jun 18

Tourists spending the summer in Turkey are being told to prepare for upcoming disruption…


Blog feature
What’s On The Menu in Krakow? 

30 May 18

Kraków is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.


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Birmingham’s tourism sector welcomes £7bn in visitor spending 

29 May 18

New research says the city’s tourism economy hit record levels in 2017 boosted by major match cricket and arts festival…


Business
Birmingham’s tourism sector sees most successful year 

29 May 18

Value of city’s visitor economy reaches all-time high.


News
New role to focus on boosting leisure and tourism in Solihull 

16 May 18

Given the importance of leisure and tourism we wanted to invest in a new cabinet post.


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Summer’s on its way and tourism is booming 

3 May 18

With the summer just around the corner and tourism emerging as one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, it’s good to see that we’re also reaping some of the rewards here in Staffordshire.


Business
Three Staffordshire buildings honoured at the RICS Awards 2018 

3 May 18

Three of Staffordshire’s newest and most innovative projects have been honoured at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Awards.


Blog feature
Book a Ticket 

22 Apr 18

On the docks in Liverpool is this wonderful vintage bus.


News
£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.


News
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…


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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…


Blog feature
DZG achieves VAQAS award 

22 Jan 18

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


Blog feature
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…


Blog feature
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.