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VisitBritain is the name used by the British Tourist Authority, the tourist board of Great Britain incorporated under the Development of Tourism Act 1969.

Under memoranda of understanding with the United Kingdom.[1]

VisitBritain was created in April 2003 to market Britain to the rest of the world and to promote and develop the visitor economy of England. It was formed out of a merger between the British Tourist Authority and the English Tourism Council, and is a non-departmental public body responsible to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. In April 2009, VisitEngland became more of a stand-alone body from VisitBritain, more on a par with the devolved entities, VisitScotland and VisitWales.

In 2005, it was voted the world's leading Tourist and Convention Bureau in the World Travel Awards. In the Webby Awards it has been an Official Honoree in the 10th[2] and 12th[3] Webby Awards in the Tourism Category. In 2008 it was also awarded the Travelmole Best Tourist Board Website award.[4]

VisitBritain is a founding partner of accessible tourism.

Britain on View

Britain on View is the official image library of VisitBritain. It is an online searchable image database containing over 50,000 high quality stock photographs, all available to download directly from the website.

300 free stock images are available for the travel trade to use, and images are free for the travel trade press.

See also


  1. ^ VisitBritain - Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland section of the VisitBritain website
  2. ^ Webby Awards 10th 10th
  3. ^ Webby Awards 12th 12th
  4. ^ Travelmole Award

External links

  • Official website
  • Corporate website
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