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New government plan to drive rapid recovery of tourism sector

The government has announced a Tourism Recovery Plan to help the sector bounce back from the pandemic. It aims to restore domestic tourism activity to pre-pandemic levels by 2022, and international tourism by 2023 – both at least a year faster than independent forecasts have been predicting. New initiatives to boost tourism include a £10 million National Lottery Days Out scheme to support attractions, and a new rail pass to encourage domestic breaks by train.

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Exploring the art of the traditional British seaside holiday

A focus on ‘staycations’ in in Britain for holidays this year has stimulated renewed interest in the history and heritage of traditional domestic tourism and leisure, and in particular its art, advertising, postcards and culture. This is being manifest in a number of exhibitions and events celebrating the related iconic posters and postcards produced in

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Outdoor adventure games launching this Spring

The Escape Games Company in association with English Heritage have launched a new outside adventure game concept for Spring. The adventure games will be played in and around over 30 historic sites across England and will see participants work together in small groups to solve puzzles and crack clues inspired by their surroundings. Actors in

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Open-air cinemas prepare for re-opening

Open-air cinemas are making a comeback from next week with the lifting of pandemic restrictions. Amongst those starting up on the 12th April are the Rooftop Film Club with 3 drive-ins in London and 3 rooftop pop-ups; The Luna drive-ins at stately homes including Blenheim Palace and Harewood House; Southend Outdoor Cinema; Nightflix; and the

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Stay Closer to Home with UK Cruises this Summer

After the recent announcement that domestic cruising could start as early as 17th May, multiple cruise lines have released plans for new UK cruises for the summer.  Below is a small selection of the types of itineraries you are likely to find for a ‘staying local’ summer cruise. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines The recently announced

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