Let’s glory in the wonderful beauty spots across England
English Tourism Week 25th March – 2nd of April 2017
From now until the 2nd of April, we’re celebrating English Tourism Week. In a nutshell, English Tourism Week is all about helping to raise the profile and understanding of the tourism market in England, the value it has to the economy as a whole and the contributions it makes to the lives of UK visitors, tourists from overseas and of course, those of us who live and work here.
We can all be a bit guilty of ignoring what is close to home and looking further afield – well perhaps in Brexit Britain we should look at what is on our doorstep, help support local businesses and keep that wealth within the country.
English Tourism is the Country’s third-largest employer
The English tourism sector touches everyone – visitors, residents, businesses and employees. It’s one of the few sectors active in every part of the country. It’s the third largest employer, every day supporting 2.6 million jobs and is a major employer of school leavers and young peopleand an incubator for entrepreneurs.
The visitor economy is worth £106bn a year to England supporting thousands of businesses and impacting on the performance of supplier industries including farming, transport, retailing, sport, museums and galleries, the theatre and other performing arts. Tourism cannot be offshored – it only happens here!
Stunning beauty spots, centuries of history and fascinating places to explore
From Roman-built Hadrian’s Wall, that defended England from marauding Scots, through to the Lake District and then down to the White Cliffs of Dover, England offers stunning beauty spots, centuries of history, and thousands of fascinating places to explore.
Here at the Tranquil Otter, we have our own lake and woodland that our guests can enjoy right on the doorstep of their lodge. We’re also a short distance to Hadrian’s Wall, the Lake District and the Solway Coast. We feel incredibly privileged to live and work in such an amazing place.
Get involved and promote your experiences of England
So why not get out and about and see what England has to offer. Share your pictures on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram by using the hashtag #ETW17.