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Just like long forgotten pop and TV stars still attract people to visit pantomimes although they haven’t appeared in anything since the days of Margaret Thatcher so tourism destinations plug their links with nearly forgotten films and TV series. Cumbria has the links with the film of Beatrix Potter, Mama Mia is doing wonders for tourism on the Greek isle of Skopelos. Even Balamory, the children’s TV programme attracts people to Tobermory. Now there comes a different form of product placement.
According to a fascinating story in The Sunday Times yesterday, a new novel by Lionel Shriver has been funded by a resort and a tour operator.
Hands up who wants to win a pair of first class Eurostar tickets? Campaign for Better Transport is offering people the chance to win a pair of first class Eurostar tickets by sharing their everyday public transport stories
The second English Tourism Week is in full swing and, according to organisers, promises to be bigger and better than 2012. Running until 24 March 2013, the week will see events and activities take place across the country from free guided walks to music and theatre events, 2 for 1 offers and free entry to attractions
The events listed below, and elsewhere within this site, were correct at the time they were added. Sometimes events get canceled or postponed. Please check using the link that in is the listing that the event is still on before you set off. Just in case!