Attractions industry news

15 Aug 2018

Non-EU travellers driving strong growth in UK's inbound tourism

Strong growth from a mix of overseas visitor markets made 2017 a "record year" for inbound tourism in the UK. [more...]

15 Aug 2018

Royal Society launches Places of Science small museums fund

The Royal Society has announced “Places of Science”, a new funding scheme for small museums in Britain. [more...]

13 Aug 2018

Historic properties lead the way as visitors flock to English attractions

Historic properties and attractions across England experienced significant growth in visitor numbers in 2017. [more...]

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AECOM Economics transferring European operation to US, Middle East and Asia

AECOM – the multinational engineering firm that provides design, consulting, construction, and management services to clients all over the world – has dissolved the EMEA division of its Economics arm. [more...]

Revenue up but profit down as Merlin reports half year results

The first half of the year has been a mixed bag for Merlin, with the operator reporting revenue increases of £24m (US$31.4m, €27m) for the first half of the year, but a decline in operating profits, which were down £10m (US$13m, €11.3m). [more...]

SPPARC’s London railway arches renovation to ‘weave historic fabric with contemporary architecture’

Construction work has now begun on the £300m (US$393m, €336m) renovation of Borough Yards in London – a series of Victorian-era railway arches that sit near to the River Thames, Tate Modern art gallery and world-famous foodie haunt Borough Market. [more...]

Hard Brexit is 'doomsday outcome' for Ireland, says tourism body

The event of a "no-deal" Brexit decision could prove disastrous for tourism in Ireland, with the Republic's industry representative warning that it could cost the sector €500m (US$586m, £444m) in lost revenue over the next several years. [more...]

Sam Jacob Studio appointed to design London Cartoon Museum's new home

Architecture and design practice Sam Jacob Studio will give London’s Cartoon Museum "greater flexibility" in displaying its collection, having been appointed to design its new home. [more...]

Spending on leisure boosted by "record level' of consumer confidence

Spending on leisure activities increased dramatically during the second quarter of the year, driven by "record levels of consumer confidence". [more...]

In brief:

New @Tate_StIves by @JamieFobertArch in the running for 2018 @RIBA #StirlingPrize [more...]
British Museum seeks to acquire 'Trump Baby' for dissent exhibition [more...]
'Jurassic' Jeff Goldblum installation appears on London's Southbank @NOWTV [more...]
Disability and accessibility over heritage, says Archbishop of Canterbury @JustinWelby [more...]
KidZania teams up with Nintendo for London Labo experience @KidZania @NintendoUK [more...]
British space tourism one small step closer as Scotland confirmed to host UK's first spaceport [more...]
Tourism bodies welcome Brexit paper "with caution" @ukinbound [more...]
Good weather leads to tourism industry sizzle for Britain #heatwave [more...]
Scientists urge London's Science Museum to end fossil fuel partnerships [more...]
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