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VisitScotland launches app for Chinese visitors

VisitScotland is looking to tap into one of the largest outbound tourism markets by launching a new app targeting millions of Chinese social media users.
 

UK set to benefit from increase in Chinese visitors

The UK tourism sector is set to see a boost in the number of Chinese visitors this winter.
 

Coastal heritage gets a £1m boost from UK Government

More than 20 coastal projects around England are to benefit from a share of almost £1m (US$1.3m, €1.15m) from the UK Government’s Coastal Revival Fund. In total, some 23 sites will receive the cash injection, with the object of helping to restore community assets and landmarks to their former glory.
 

Visits from Japan to the UK to reach 'record high' in 2019

The number of tourist arrivals from Japan to the UK is expected to reach record levels this year, following the introduction of measures to make it easier for visitors to enter the country.
 

Scottish Tourism Alliance warns against Edinburgh tourism tax

The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) has warned against a tourism tax for Edinburgh proposed by the Scottish government, stating that the Scottish capital is “one of the few European cities in decline” in terms of tourist numbers.
 

Mixed response to government's immigration white paper

There has been a mixed response to the government's immigration white paper, published last month.
 

UK experiencing 'festive season boost' in overseas visitors

The UK is benefitting from a sharp rise in overseas visitors during Christmas – which is expected to extend into the New Year.
 

Disney’s NBA Experience aims for hands-on immersion in pro basketball world

Basketball fans will get a hands-on taste of life as a professional player, when Disney’s new NBA Experience attraction opens in Q3 2019 at the Disney Springs leisure district in Orlando, Florida.
 

Festive season's domestic tourism rush to provide £2.6bn economic boost

More than 13 million Brits are planning an overnight trip in the UK during the Christmas and New Year period, providing the economy with an estimated £2.6bn boost.
 

Balance Holidays launches combining wellness retreats with five-star hotel experiences

A new company specialising in wellness holidays has opened its doors, combining the experience of a wellness retreat with that of a five-star hotel.

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