Join VisitEngland for English Tourism Week 2012 (ETW12) from the 10 to 18 March and celebrate the benefits our industry brings to everyone, everywhere, every day in England!
2012 is a year packed full with iconic events including The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, The Torch Relay and the finale of the Cultural Olympiad. England’s tourism industry is being offered the opportunity of a lifetime to showcase the quality and vibrancy of our visitor experiences and the value our industry brings to our nation.
Our industry touches everyone – visitors, residents and employees. It’s one of the few industries that is active in every part of the country. It’s our third largest employer, every day supporting 2.2 million jobs and providing a significant source of employment for those unable to work full-time. It’s a major employer of school leavers and young people and is an incubator for entrepreneurs. The visitor economy is worth £97bn a year to England supporting thousands of businesses and seriously impacting on the performance of supplier industries including farming, transport, retailing, sport, museums and galleries, the theatre and other performing arts. Tourism cannot be off-shored – it only happens here!
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