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March 11, 2024: Rural transport report urges Government to prioritise rural connections in the East

January 8, 2024: |International visitor numbers predicted to increase again in 2024

October 26, 2023: VEE chair calls for joint Suffolk-Norfolk LVEP bid at annual conference

October 26, 2023: Record number of visitors to Suffolk and Norfolk in 2022

September 6, 2023: Norfolk County Council agree investment for VEE LVEP bid

September 6, 2023: VEE & Partners showcase the region at US Travel Trade conference

July 14, 2023: VEE & Partners launch new £100,000 Summer campaign, Naturally

June 15, 2023: New Travel Trade website launched for Visit East of England

May 31, 2023: New £275m Apple TV+ series Masters of the Air focused solely on Eastern region

March 30, 2023: Visit East of England welcomes international buyers to region

November 2, 2022: Visit East of England & Partners Visitor Economy Conference Autumn 2022

September 12, 2022: Norfolk and Suffolk visitor economy bounces back from Covid, but still a third down on 2019

July 4, 2022: Taking England To The World free VisitEngland workshop in Norwich – book now!

June 24, 2022: VENI stand and roadshow promotes tourism at The Royal Norfolk Show

June 15, 2022: New Travel Trade website launch for Visit East of England

May 26, 2022: VENI project and VEE promote tourism and skills at The Suffolk Show

May 6, 2022: 19 winners from the East region in VisitEngland ROSE awards

April 20, 2022: VEE executive director honoured with MBE for services to tourism

April 12, 2022: VEE appoints new Business Development Executive

November 8, 2021: Norfolk and Suffolk visitor economy suffers dramatic drop as a result of Covid-19

November 3, 2021: More than 230,000 see Dippy the Dinosaur’s farewell at Norwich Cathedral

September 28-29, 2021: Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston visits attractions and destinations in Suffolk

July 13, 2021: UK’s last surviving glass and iron Winter Garden saved thanks to £10million National Lottery grant

June 26, 2021: Head East celebrates arts, culture and heritage in Norfolk and Suffolk

March 26, 2021: Huge demand to return to Suffolk and Norfolk’s coast and seaside according to new Visit East of England survey

September 7, 2020: Norfolk and Suffolk visitor economy hit new records in 2019 – highlighting potential impact of Coronavirus on tourism

August 28, 2020: UK Government backs joint Norfolk and Suffolk ‘Unexplored England’ campaign to extend holiday season safely

August 21, 2020: Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston sees tourism recovery in the East of England

July 24, 2020: Tourism Recovery aims to put region more ‘top of mind’

March 26, 2020: Help us now – so we can help secure the recovery 

March 20, 2020: Visit East of England letter to region’s MPs on devastating impact of Coronavirus

February 24, 2020: London Stansted boosts investment into sustainable transport provision 

September 24, 2019: East of England’s visitor economy reaches new record high, with more visitors than ever

August 23, 2019: Visit Britain chief executive Sally Balcombe sends strong message to East of England tourism businesses

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Picture caption: (left to right) Pete Waters, executive director, Visit East of England; Jeanette Wheeler, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership; Holly Loxam, VEE; Keith Brown, VEE director; Lord Leicester, President, Visit East of England; Martin Dupee, VEE director; Dr Andy Wood OBE, chairman, Visit East of England; Ian Russell MBE, VEE director; Andrew Proctor, Leader, Norfolk County Council; Helen Wilson, chair, New Anglia Cultural Board.

Digital Skills Workshop with VisitEngland and Barclays Digital Eagles

On Wednesday 15th November, Visit East Anglia held a Digital Skills Workshop with VisitEngland and Barclays Digital Eagles. Some of the topics covered were: Search Engine Optimisation to increase your visibility, Using social media effectively to engage with potential, present and past customers, Targeted advertising to reach the right audience and Making the most of analytics to inform your marketing strategy. If you didn’t manage to make it on the day you can download the presentations below.

Presentation from Ross Calladine, Head of Business Support from Visit England

Presentation from Joe Cooksey, Digital Engagement Manager from Barclays

The Friendly Invasion on

As a brassy “In the Mood” wafted from the bandstand, a group of airmen in khaki rush the dance floor, twirling their high-heeled dates below red, white and blue bunting.

The scene had all the clichés of a Hollywood wartime movie: the big band, the Forties playlist and the energetic couples. But at this “hangar dance” in East Anglia, a group of Brits played the part of the Yanks.

The discovery felt weirdly disconcerting. It was like arriving at Valley Forge and being surrounded by redcoats impersonating Colonials. But the reenactment wasn’t just cosplaying. It’s part of a heartfelt salute to the U.S. Eighth Air Force, which flew thousands of bombing missions from here into Nazi Germany during World War II.

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Visit East Anglia launch Dutch visitor campaign with the GREAT UK Challenge Fund

Visit East Anglia has launched its first overseas promotion to attract more Dutch visitors to the region.

VEA is one of a number of successful applicants to benefit from the £2m GREAT UK Challenge Fund, part of the Government’s GREAT Britain campaign.

Activity in the Netherlands include promoting Norfolk and Suffolk at the 5-day Vakantiebeurs tourism exhibition in Utrecht last month, a series of short promotional films, itineraries for Dutch visitors on the VEA website, extensive digital advertising in Dutch media, and a showcase event at the British Embassy Residency in The Hague in English Tourism Week (March 5-13), supported by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership.