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Premier League football a 'significant generator' of inbound tourism

The English Premier League (EPL) is a major driver of inbound tourism into Britain – especially when it comes to sports fans from long-haul destinations.
 

Airbnb teams up with 23andMe to promote DNA-based heritage travel

Online travel marketplace Airbnb has teamed up with genetic testing company 23andMe to make the finding of heritage travel experiences based on DNA tests simpler.
 

New tourist attraction for Inverness Castle, as LDN Architects appointed to transform site

Inverness Castle in the Scottish Highlands is to be transformed into a tourist attraction that celebrates the Highlands' past, present and future, with LDN Architects, based in Edinburgh and Forres, appointed to work on the project.
 

Fáilte Ireland makes €15.5m available for undiscovered towns with attractions of scale

Irish tourism body Fáilte Ireland has created a €15.5m (US$17.4m, £13.3m) fund for towns around the country that have tourism potential, outlining the necessity for exiting visitor attractions of scale in its qualifying rules.
 

UK attractions’ visitor numbers rise by almost 9 per cent in 2018

Visitor numbers to UK attractions improved by 8.7 per cent in 2018, according to the latest figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA).
 

Planning permission granted for vast £200m adventure resort in South Wales

Neath Port Talbot council has greenlit plans for the Afan Valley Adventure Resort – a highly anticipated leisure destination set to rise on a 325-acre former forestry plantation in South Wales.
 

The V&A effect: Dundee attractions enjoy a boost after new museum opens

Having Scotland’s first museum of design in their neighbourhood is helping a number of other Dundee attractions to boost their visitor numbers, according to new research.
 

VisitEngland's "microgap" campaign targets young Brits

VisitEngland is looking to provide domestic tourism a boost through a campaign inspiring young Brits to take short breaks at home in England.
 

London Mayor launches drive to 'bring back domestic visitors' to capital

London mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled a drive to promote London to visitors from other parts of the UK in response to a decline in domestic tourism to the city.
 

Fitness industry welcomes government commitment to Apprenticeship Levy

The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has presented his Spring Statement to parliament, making updates to apprenticeship reforms previously announced during the Budget.

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