VisitEngland has announced the nine winning bidders that have secured year one funding from the £40 million Discover England Fund.
After a demanding application process, the winners include initiatives to make England a more attractive proposition for tourists.
From increasing accessibility to the nation’s waterways to boosting transport links and online holiday booking systems, all should have a positive effect on Britain’s travel sector.
The nine winning applicants are:
Tourism Minister Tracey Crouch said: “These exciting projects will help encourage even more visitors to experience the wonderful sights and scenery we have across the whole country.
“We are committed to strengthening tourism outside London and these innovative programmes will help build world-class attractions that will draw tourists and benefit local economies.”
In total, the successful bids that have been announced to date add up to £3 million and are from all over the country.
The three-year Discover England Fund was announced earlier this year by the Government in order to ensure that England stays competitive in the ever-expanding tourism industry.
The hope is that the funding will ensure that England offers world-class tourism products, driving growth from international visitors across the regions.
An announcement was made in August naming seven projects that would also receive funding in order to attract visitors from already established visitor markets such as The Netherlands, France, Germany and the United States, as well as potential growth markets including the Middle East and China.
VisitEngland Chief Executive, Sally Balcombe, said: “The successful round-one bidders demonstrate the outstanding quality and innovation thriving across England’s tourism landscape.”
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Date Created: 03/10/2016