High profile events will help lift Britain out of recession in 2010

Growing demand for business travel and high profile events including the Ryder Cup will help lift Britain out of recession in 2010, Visit Britain forecasts.

The Ryder Cup will take place at Celtic Manor in 2010
The Ryder Cup will take place at Celtic Manor in 2010

Visit Britain chief executive Sandie Dawe said the national tourism agency forecasts a 0.8% rise in the volume of inbound tourism visits - including business visits - to reach 30.4 million in 2010.

Growing demand for business travel is among the opportunities that Visit Britain has identified as a means for boosting Britain's visitor numbers and their spend.

The Ryder Cup in Wales, activities related to the London 2012 Olympics, and events including Wimbledon, Glastonbury and the Edinburgh Festivals are anticipated to attract both business and leisure visitors to Britain next year.

"The Ryder Cup will take place in Britain in 2010 at Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales and we will be capitalising on the opportunities that hosting this prestigious event brings," said Dawe.

 

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