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VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016

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Celebrating excellence across the industry, the prestigious ceremony – held for the first time this year during English Tourism Week – announced 16 winners including Best Tourism Experience, Best Visitor Attraction and Best Large Hotel and this year’s new edition, the Best Dog Friendly Business. This year’s Awards featured 80 finalists: 16 Gold winners, 17... Read more »

2015 – Another record year!

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In 2015, we helped 3,734 families to benefit from a break, that’s 8,837 children and 5,400 adults who enjoyed a short break or day out. For 49% of families, this was the first time they had a break together, with one-third of children visiting the beach for the first time. “It allowed us to spend... Read more »

Official charity at VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

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The Awards will take place on Tuesday 8th March at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, and collections will be taken for the raffle in aid ourselves and Springboard. Working in collaboration with destinations and businesses throughout England, the Awards pay tribute to businesses and individuals who champion best practice and exhibit excellence in customer service.... Read more »

The ITT Future You Challenge

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ITT Future You is the premier student travel and tourism conference organised by the Institute of Travel and Tourism. The event is a highlight of the World Travel Market in London, and 2015 saw it’s return for the 7th successive year. The conference is open to students and lecturers from across the UK, Europe and... Read more »
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VisitScotland to gift breaks through #ScotSpirit

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Launched to the world today (10 February 2016) by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the campaign aims to raise the spirit and profile of Scotland to the highest it has ever been in history by igniting the power of a nation behind tourism. The campaign is one of a series of initiatives that fundamentally change... Read more »

Families to benefit from Big Weekend

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We will be working with Visit Kent once again during English Tourism Week to offer hundreds of free tickets for Kent Attractions during the Big Weekend on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March 2016. Attractions have set aside hundreds of tickets for families that the charity helps. Working with our network of referrers in Kent,... Read more »

80% of young carers miss out on childhood experiences

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Research revealed by the Carers Trust on National Young Carers Awareness Day (28th January) shows that 80% of young carers miss out on childhood experiences because they are caring for family and friends. The research has been released to mark Young Carers Awareness Day, which aims to shine a spotlight on the vast range of... Read more »

Welsh government realise importance of breaks

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The education minister has written to councils advising them head teachers should instead exercise discretion. Pupils are allowed to have up to 10 days away, but schools are judged on absenteeism rates. Campaign group Parents Want a Say said the advice was a “terrific result”. ‘Margin of discretion’ Nearly 2,000 people signed a petition after... Read more »

We’ve got solutions to your resolutions!

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  Each week on Facebook and Twitter we’ll be offering you “Solutions to your Resolutions” by featuring a different fundraising event and posting tips related to that event activity. If you’re not following us yet, then now is the time! We’ve already started posting tips and there will be prizes to win each week with our... Read more »

Lynette Amelie Merry

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We would like to offer a huge thank you to artist and supporter Lynette Amelie Merry who has  kindly allowed us to use her lovely image of Southwold Huts in the snow during this festive period. Lynette Amelie Merry is a well-established artist specialising in English seaside watercolours, including beach huts, children and stormy seaside... Read more »