Luxury hotel news - England, Wales & Scotland
21 September 2010
Staycations 'should be encouraged by everyone'
There could be a rise in the number of people staying in East Anglia hotels after a was speech given by the minister for tourism and heritage John Penrose last week.
He said that while the UK is in a "very privileged position in tourism now", more can be done to boost the number of people who choose to vacation in Britain.
Mr Penrose stated that the government's strategy to boost domestic tourism "can only be part of this jigsaw", adding that the rest of the industry has to help as well.
This, he suggested, includes hotels in East Anglia and other parts of the country through to the biggest tourism firms in the UK.
VisitEngland, together with Mr Penrose, recently revealed that England supports 84 per cent of the total value of the travel industry in the UK.
Earlier this month, the Office for National Statistics also showed that the number of overseas residents' visits to Britain had risen by ten per cent from July to August 2010.
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