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18 Nov 2018

UKinbound backs Theresa May's Brexit deal

UKinbound has publicly backed the government's much-maligned Brexit deal, claiming that it would offer stability and avoid a "no-deal" exit. [more...]

13 Nov 2018

Harris Museum and Art Gallery to undergo £10.7m transformation

The Harris Museum in Preston, England is to merge its museum, art gallery and library, creating an unsegregated space where visitors can "come on a journey of discovery throughout the building rather than being in the bitty pockets as they are at the moment", according to its deputy head of culture. [more...]

12 Nov 2018

UK attractions celebrate historic centenary Remembrance Sunday

The Tower of London and the Imperial War Museums were among the UK attractions to pull the stops out to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1 yesterday (11 November). [more...]

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Keltbray moves into Kent theme park project

The proposed theme park project in Kent, England – formerly called the London Paramount Entertainment Resort, until the Hollywood film studio pulled out – has had a £25m (US$32.5m, €28.7m) cash injection via a deal with construction firm Keltbray. [more...]

National Gallery using licence to pop-up in Asia with classics

London’s National Gallery is headed to Asia to launch a series of new pop-ups and cafes through its Delicious Art IP. [more...]

Tennent’s Lager looking to pull in punters at the UK’s biggest beer attraction

Beer brand Tennent’s Lager is to open a new immersive visitor attraction this month that will trace the history of the Wellpark brewery – where the beer is made – from the 1500s to the present day. [more...]

UNWTO focuses on tech investment at World Travel Market

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosted this year’s Minister’s Summit at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London yesterday (6 November 2018) on the topic of Investment in Tourism Technology. [more...]

Scottish Motorsport museum a step closer after securing charity status

A museum dedicated to the history of Scottish motorsport has received charitable status from the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, pushing its creation closer. [more...]

European Commission looking to partner with aquariums to fight plastic pollution

The European Commission (EC) is calling for aquariums around the world to sign up to a worldwide coalition to fight plastic pollution. [more...]

In brief:

V&A plans two satellite sites at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park @V_and_A [more...]
National Coastal Tourism Academy launches new online tourism training course @nctacademy [more...]
Slim pickings for leisure industry in 2018 budget @colliers_uk @_ukactive @UKinbound [more...]
Terracotta Warriors exhibition generates £78m for Liverpool's economy @World_Museum #terracottawarriors [more...]
Meghan and Harry’s wedding outfits go on display in Windsor @RoyalFamily [more...]
Alton Towers Dungeon to open next year @altontowers [more...]
Science Museum unveils Quentin Blake science paintings @sciencemuseum [more...]
VisitScotland targets European visitor markets to grow Scottish tourism @VisitScotland [more...]
National Gallery’s largest room to undergo renovation @NationalGallery [more...]
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