News from VisitBritain A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Jan 23, 2015, 18:09 ET
GREAT Britain Campaign ambassador Katherine Jenkins, OBE, launches VisitBritain’s new campaign The Countryside Collection with Her Majesty’s Consul General Danny Lopez and VisitBritain Vice President, North America, Karen Clarkson in New York City.

VisitBritain Launches The Countryside Collection to Inspire Travel to Destinations Outside of Major British Cities

 Last night VisitBritain, the national tourist board for England, Scotland and Wales, unveiled a new GREAT Britain campaign initiative, The...

Sep 12, 2013, 15:37 ET

Bloomingdale's Unveils Its "Great" British Invasion

 VisitBritain, the national tourism board, has teamed up with Bloomingdale's on a first-of-its-kind partnership showcasing the best of England,...

Jul 22, 2013, 16:44 ET

Baby Cambridge is Born! 2013 is the Time to Visit Family-Friendly Britain

 The Royal family's newest member, the First Prince of Cambridge has arrived, weighing in at 8 lbs. 6 oz.!  The news of the birth of the...

Mar 22, 2013, 14:16 ET
Dan Stevens, also known as Matthew Crawley from the hit series Downton Abbey, at BRITISH AIRWAYS & VISITBRITAIN's opening night of The Big British Invite in New York City. (PRNewsFoto/VisitBritain)

Embark on the Ultimate Flight of Fancy as British Airways and VisitBritain Team Up for "The Big British Invite" to Inspire Travel to Britain

 Last night, British Airways and VisitBritain kicked off "The Big British Invite (" with a star-studded soiree...

Feb 12, 2013, 09:00 ET

And The Winner Is...Britain, For Best Travel Destination Featured In A Motion Picture

 With the Oscars® just a few weeks away, Hollywood is a buzz with speculations on who will go home with a statuette. VisitBritain propose...

Aug 13, 2012, 08:00 ET
The Olympic Rings hang proudly from London's Tower Bridge.  (PRNewsFoto/VisitBritain)

Britain's Golden Moments of the London 2012 Olympic Games

 It's been quite an exciting summer so far in Britain as the London 2012 Olympic Games have just come to a close.  VisitBritain, the...

Aug 03, 2012, 08:00 ET
Jetting down the River Thames in London.  (PRNewsFoto/VisitBritain)

British Birthday Bashes Worthy of Olympic Champion Ryan Lochte!

 One of the London 2012 Olympic Games' most watched (and admired!) athletes, Ryan Lochte, has more to celebrate in London than just winning...

Jul 30, 2012, 13:56 ET

The London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Spectacular - Experience it for real!

More than a billion people around the world enjoyed the Opening Ceremony and appreciated its unique blend of British spirit, creativity and...

Sep 29, 2011, 16:14 ET
Great Britain is in celebration mode and we're all invited. This is the message from national tourism board, VisitBritain and British Airways as they rolled out a very alternative red carpet to Americans today in Hollywood. 2012 is set to be a blockbuster year in Britain and British Airways is making it easier than ever for Americans to be part of the celebrations that include the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and World Pride. Check out  (PRNewsFoto/VisitBritain)

Great Britain World Tour Premieres in Hollywood

Great Britain is in celebration mode and we're all invited. This is the message from national tourism board, VisitBritain, as they launch the US...

Jul 27, 2011, 08:11 ET

U.S. Olympic Committee, VisitBritain Announce "Team USA: Britain Bound" to Mark One Year Until London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

The U.S. Olympic Committee and VisitBritain today announced “Team USA: Britain Bound,” a first-of-its kind, interactive program that...

Jul 12, 2011, 03:30 ET

Coast Boast: Ten 'Shore Bets' for a Royal Summer in Britain

With William and Catherine's whirlwind visit to California now complete, Americans hungry for more royal action can get a taste of noble life on a...

Mar 10, 2011, 15:00 ET

Experience Bronte Country in Yorkshire, England

 To celebrate the new film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre, tourism agencies VisitBritain and Welcome to Yorkshire...

Feb 16, 2011, 07:00 ET
The search is on! Is everyone really connected by six degrees of separation? Check out "Unite the Invite" on Facebook to find out - and you could win a once-in-a-lifetime UK adventure for two!

Where Can Your Social Network Take You?

Much has been said about the power of Facebook and other social networking sites in bringing people together. Now, for the first time, it's really...

Nov 16, 2010, 17:53 ET

Royal Wedding: Prince William to Marry His Princess

It's official: Prince William and his long-term girlfriend, Kate Middleton, are getting married and according to official royal sources, the...

Nov 03, 2010, 16:00 ET

Top Harry Potter Vacation on Location Spots to Visit in Britain

The eagerly anticipated Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I hits theaters November 19, 2010.  VisitBritain, the national tourist board for...

Oct 07, 2010, 15:08 ET

Come Together ... to Celebrate John Lennon and The Beatles

Saturday, October 9 marks the 70th anniversary of music legend and peace activist, John Lennon's birth. Celebrations are being held around the...

Jun 30, 2010, 14:00 ET

Queen for a Day - Queen's July 6th Visit to New York Prompts Royal Fever

Queen Elizabeth II is set to visit New York on July 6th and it is giving us all a little Royal fever. If her visit to the States doesn't quite...

Apr 30, 2010, 12:00 ET

Explore Britain by Walking in Robin Hood's Footsteps

VisitBritain, the national tourist office for England, Scotland and Wales, invites travelers to visit the British sites that set the stage for this...

May 12, 2009, 17:12 ET

VisitBritain and Virgin Atlantic Airways Launch 'Value For Money' Consumer Marketing Campaign To Lure Travelers Across the Pond

"Get More Britain For Your Buck" is the slogan for the new 'value for money' campaign sponsored by VisitBritain, the national tourist office for...

May 12, 2009, 17:10 ET

Get More Britain for Your Buck

VisitBritain and Virgin Atlantic Airways partner to offer exclusive deals VisitBritain and Virgin Atlantic Airways have launched an exclusive...