During the wild weather of Britain recently, travel trade from Australia and New Zealand were treated to one heck of an experience. Following the two-day expo spectacular that was ExploreGB in Newcastle, VisitBritain sent the fun-loving group of Aussies and Kiwis on a little expedition, and they were damned if they were going to let a little snow get in the way.
Keen to see how you fit into the ‘trendy’ UK travellers? Although by trend, we mean pattern not particularly stylish. Well, at ExploreGB, Richard Nicholls, Head of Research and Forecasting at VisitBritain, shared some of the travel trends they’ve seen boom in the UK of late. You can view the whole report on the website if you fancy, but here’s a sweet little snippet of the key traveller types.
ExploreGB is off and raging, and amongst it all, Travel Weekly managed to suss out how much they care about Australia as a market on its own. Anywho, speaking to media at the mammoth expo, Richard Nicholls, Head of Research and Forecasting at VisitBritain, gave us the lowdown on visitor statistics in Britain. “Visits are up six per cent to 39.9 million,” Nicholls revealed, adding that they’re expected to crack the 40 million mark this year.
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Selecting a term
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