Luxury hotel news - England, Wales & Scotland
10 February 2011
May Day bank holiday could be moved
Planning bank holiday trips to luxury hotels in East Anglia and elsewhere in the UK may be a little different in a few years' time, as the government is considering moving May Day.
With two bank holidays currently falling in May, it is considering scrapping the day off for workers in favour of an alternative date in October.
It would be either known as UK Day or Trafalgar Day, in order to achieve a better spread of public holidays across the year.
Tourism minister John Penrose said: "An autumn bank holiday, possibly to be branded as a new UK Day, would not only help the industry but also give us all a new focus for celebrating the best of what this country does."
A recent VisitBritain report suggested that the UK's tourism industry would thrive this year as overseas and domestic visitors want to be a part of the royal wedding.
Hotels in this region
- Chelmsford, Essex
- County Hotel
- Norwich (City Centre), Norfolk
- Maids Head Hotel
- Brentwood, Essex
- Marygreen Manor Hotel
- Norwich, Norfolk
- Park Farm Hotel
- Woodbridge / Ipswich, Suffolk
- Seckford Hall Hotel
- Colchester, Suffolk
- Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa