Britain

Visits to the UK in January were at record levels

January 2016 breaks UK's international visits record

By Emma Eversham

The number of international visitors arriving in the UK in January rose 6 per cent on the previous year, breaking a record for the month and marking an 'encouraging start to the year' according to marketing agency VisitBritain. 

Holiday visits in February were up 10 per cent, business travel rising by 15 per cent and those visiting friends and relatives up 19 per cent

Fruitful February: Over £1bn spent by nearly 2 million visitors

By Luke Nicholls

National tourist board VisitBritain has today welcomed a ‘bumper February’ with the latest figures from the International Passenger Survey (IPS) showing a 14 per cent rise in the number of overseas visitors and a 9 per cent increase in spend.

The rate of pub closures is continually decreasing from the record rate of 52 closures every week in 2009

Camra urges Government to save Britain’s suburban pubs

By Luke Nicholls

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) has today urged the Government to take action to save Britain’s historic pub culture in the light of new research which reveals that 16 pubs now close across the country every week.