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Could your glamping site be a winner?

The Glamping Awards have been launched to celebrate outstanding achievements in the industry. The first award ceremony of its kind, they will celebrate glamping excellence and inspire and support a growing glamping community. Entering the Glamping Awards offers a great opportunity to promote your brand and connect with a worldwide audience. Nominations have a chance to…

LEAF calls on farmers to stand proud on Open Farm Sunday 2017

LEAF has called on farmers to throw open their gates for Open Farm Sunday, which will take place on 11 June. As the sector works to determine what a post-referendum farming industry is going to look like, there has never been a more critical time for farmers to demonstrate the vital role they play in delivering…

£120 million available to support rural growth

In a major boost to jobs and growth in rural areas, businesses are being invited to submit expressions of interest for support under the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). The RDPE Growth Programme supports projects that invest in building businesses, creating new jobs and growing the economy in rural areas. £120 million is available…

Positive growth forecast for inbound tourism to the UK in 2017

Forecasts from VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, indicate that 2017 is set to be another record year for inbound tourism to the UK. Spending by overseas visitors is predicted to reach £24.1 billion in 2017, an 8% increase on spending this year which is expected to top out at £22.3 billion. The number of overseas…

Underinvestment in rural tourism threatens its unique nature, warns CLA

Rural tourism is unique and must have bespoke policies which meet its needs or the countryside will be put at risk, the CLA has told an influential group of MPs looking into the role tourism plays in supporting rural growth in England. The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, told the Environment, Food…

NFAN Awards shortlist unveiled

The National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) has announced the shortlist for its annual awards. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 1 February 2017 at a glittering dinner as part of a three day annual conference and trade exhibition in Brighton. The annual gathering of farm attraction owners and industry suppliers is the highlight event…

Record year for British tourism

International visitors spent an extra £800 million across Britain in the past year, according to the latest figures. This means that every £1 invested in VisitBritain’s activities resulted in an overseas visitor spending £23 in Britain. Domestic visitors spent an additional £97.2 million in England as a result of VisitEngland’s 2015 ‘Holidays at Home are…

English vineyard secures cash boost

A leading chartered accountancy firm has helped an East Sussex vineyard secure £200,000 for a winery. Having spent the past three years getting their vineyard ‘Off The Line’ up and running, founders Ann-Marie Tynan and Kristina Studzinski turned their attention to developing a winery in order to produce high-quality rosé on-site. Off The Line has…

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