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Tourism in England

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It's official. Tourism is one of England’s biggest industries and it's growing fast. Generating around £106bn a year, English tourism employs over two million people and supports thousands of businesses. The industry is guided by the Government’s Strategic Framework for Tourism in England for 2010-2020 which is focused on improving year-on-year growth over the next decade. Find out more about the strategy and related action plans below,. 

About Tourism in England

Learn more about the value of tourism to England's economy and how VisitEngland and local tourism organisations are working together to grow tourism.

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The Value of Tourism in England

Did you know that English tourism contributes £106bn to the British economy a year? Read our facts and figures about the difference tourism makes.

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How Tourism is Managed

Find out who’s who in our guide to the delivery organisations that make up England’s tourism landscape and find out more about Destination Organisations (DOs) and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).

National Strategies

Learn more about the Growth Strategy for England's tourism industry and other related strategies and policies. 

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Refreshing the growth strategy for England’s tourism industry

Take part in the Growth Strategy consultation to refresh the Strategic Framework for Tourism in England.


The Government Tourism Policy

This cross-Government approach is designed to ensure that tourism takes its rightful place as a positive contributor to the nation’s economy, employment and quality of life.

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VisitEngland Business Plan 2015 - 2016

Our Business Plan helps shape the work of the VisitEngland organisation, and our role as the National Tourist Board for England.

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