VisitBritain Partners American Express

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 20 June 2011

VisitBritain has partnered American Express to jointly market Britain as a tourist destination.

The deal between the two parties gives VisitBritain and its partners the ability to reach millions of American Express card members around the world with special offers and travel information.

The partnership forms part of VisitBritains overall effort to boost visitor numbers to the country by 4 million, as well as raising the profile of Britain as a travel destination in key overseas markets.

VisitBritains four-year programme, to be launched in key inbound tourism markets later this year, aims to deliver:

4 million extra overseas visitors,
Spending 2billion in the UK

To support the UK travel and tourism industry, American Express has created UK Inspiration, an online portal providing exclusive offers and insider knowledge from some of UKs most influential fashion, food, entertainment and travel bloggers. VisitBritain will contribute up-to-date destination content, images, and blogs for the site.

UK Inspiration will provide travellers from key tourism markets, such as the US, France, the Middle East, China and Australia, with a range of dining, shopping, travel and entertainment offers to drive spending in these industries and further boost inbound tourism.

Laurence Bresh, Director of Marketing at VisitBritain said, Were delighted to be working with American Express. This partnership gives us the opportunity to showcase Britain and to present ideas and offers which encourage potential visitors to travel now. Partner marketing deals such as these are key to providing an international platform for tourism destinations and businesses across Britain.

Mark Roper, Vice President and General Manager UK Merchant Services, at American Express, added, With the worlds eyes on Britain following the Royal Wedding, there has never been a better time to encourage tourists from around the world to experience the best the UK has to offer. Were excited to be working with VisitBritain to create UK Inspiration and provide a boost to the all important travel and tourism industries.

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