Posts Tagged ‘ Visit London ’

More tourists wanted in London

Sep 13th, 2017 | By
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The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has launched a new plan for a 30% rise in visitor numbers by 2025.



Promoting London suburbs

Aug 10th, 2016 | By

What we should all remember is that London is more than just just that small area below Regent’s Park that ends at Waterloo.



London’s Not Forgotten

Dec 23rd, 2010 | By

You might remember that CD-Traveller (23rd November 2011) mentioned that Visit London looked as though it would lose all its funding because nobody seemed to remember it when they created budgets to come into operation after the demise of its paymaster, the London Development Agency (LDA). As Denis facetiously commented at the time on our website, “makes you proud to be a Londoner.” A month on and Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, has ridden to the rescue finding £14 million pounds per annum for the next four years. Except it’s not quite that clear.
The funding is for a new, yet to be named, body that will merge three existing organisiations, Visit London, Think London (apparently this attracts inward investment) and Study London. (attracts students to London universities and colleges)



Goodbye Visit London?

Nov 23rd, 2010 | By

London will have no tourist board from April 2011. Visit London will be no more. And nothing to replace it.
From “Meetings and Incentives Travel”, a trade magazine came this story as it says it has seen a letter written by Visit London’s chief executive, Sally Chatterjee, saying it may cease to exist.
Why?
Because “someone” forgot about London. It’s funny enough to make you cry. All these expensively paid people; all those “experts” and nobody spotted it.



Getting From The Lord Mayor’s Show

Nov 14th, 2010 | By

Each year in November the new Lord Mayor of London is installed. This is the Lord Mayor of Dick Whittington fame, not the Boris variety. There have been lord mayors since 1189, 821 years ago or, to put it another way, since the first year of the reign of Richard the Lionheart. There have been 683 lord mayors and the Golden State Coach has been used for the last 253 years of them. The procession that accompanies the installation of the Lord Mayor is the world’s oldest civic procession.
South West Trains haven’t been around for quite the same time



London ideas

Aug 19th, 2009 | By

Just capital London comes alive in the summer; there is so much to see and do. However if you’re lacking the imagination to find something to keep you entertained, fret no longer. The CD Traveller team has come up with some suggestions to see you through the summer months… Get into shape Wheely great We all love the feel of warm sunshine beating down on our backs…unfortunately glorious weather signals seriously skimpy clothing displaying acres of flesh. If you’re feeling the flab but doing little
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Why International Meetings are Shunning London

May 28th, 2009 | By

Newly released figures from ICCA, (International Congress & Convention Association) show that London was only 19th in the list of destinations chosen for international meetings last year. And before you say that there aren’t many international meetings being held, the total list included 7,475 events! The market actually grew by 800 events yet London’s share of the market dropped. It had only 68 events, just under half that held by the two leaders, Paris and Vienna. Overall, the UK secured 322 events in 2008, only
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Visiting London

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Last year just over half a million visitors came to London then had come in the previous year. Spending by those tourists rose to 10.5 billion pounds. Masked by those figures, however, is the fact that overseas visitor numbers are down but visits by us to London are up by a million to 11.3 million.Now London is launching a campaign to persuade all of us to come to or return to London. Under the banner “Only In London” they are publicising 100 London sights that
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Come to London Says Boris

Mar 24th, 2009 | By

Over the winter, Visit London spent about £600,000 on attracting tourists to London. According to them that generated £6.7 million for the London economy.Probably based on that Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, has “found” a further £2 million to promote London over this summer. The expectation is that this will generate a further £60 million for London before the end of the year.(how come in summer the return is supposedly three times as much as in winter?) The funding seems to be coming from the
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