|By Marketwire .||
|March 14, 2013 02:00 AM EDT||
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 03/14/13 -- The 16th - 24th March sees English Tourism Week upon us once again and there's no better way to celebrate than with a holiday in your own country.
The visitor economy is UKs third largest employer (Visit England, Visitor Economy Forum, 2012) supporting over 2 million jobs and English Tourism Week hopes to be an opportunity to promote the value of the industry.
Last year was the first time the Tourism Week ran, and it saw hundreds of tourism businesses put on special events to encourage more visitors, aligning perfectly with the Queen's Jubilee and the year of the London Olympics.
Talking about this year, James Berresford, Chief Executive of VisitEngland, said "English Tourism Week 2013 is not only an opportunity to promote an industry worth GBP 97 billion a year to the economy, but it's also a great way to get Britons thinking of England as their next holiday destination by reminding them what's on their own doorstep."
With 35 parks all around the British coast, Haven employs 14,000 team members from the local area and brings tourists to these seaside towns every year, increasing the local economy.
Holidaying in the UK offers the benefit of short travel time and without the stress of flights, airport check-in waits, foreign languages, currency and food, a family holiday in the UK at Haven has never been so appealing. With so many different coastal types, from sandy beaches to harbours in sight, new towns to visit and many beautiful areas to discover, going on a short break within the UK will help families enjoy a great holiday. With so much to do on your doorstep you can really pack a lot into a four day break.
Haven parks are packed full of fun too with heated indoor pools, many with flumes and slides, free kids clubs activities and free family entertainment. But as well as being an attraction in their own right, Haven parks are within easy reach of some great local attractions including Sealife centres, zoos and theme parks.
If you are going to be on a Haven park between the 16th - 24th March, look out for events in the local areas to celebrate English Tourism Week. Have a look on www.englishtourismweek.co.uk for more information.
Notes for the Editors
-- Spring Breaks start from GBP 99 for a family of up to six people sharing standard accommodation. www.haven.com or call 0871 230 1900. -- To download the Brochure for this year's English Tourism Week see: http://www.visitengland.org/england-tourism-industry/etw/etw13/etw.aspx.
Click on www.haven.com or call 0871 230 1900 for info.
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