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VisitBritain kicks off next phase of campaign in France, Germany and GCC countries to boost tourism to Britain

In this phase of the campaigns, the creative content highlights Britain’s ‘wild coastlines,’ promoting seaside spots never more than a few hours away; ‘countryside adventures’, showing Britain’s diverse landscapes; and ‘vibrant cities’, telling the stories of its bustling cities and contemporary culture.

VisitBritain CEO Patricia Yates said:

“We want to drive urgency to visit and this new leg of our campaign shows the breadth of exciting experiences and destinations across Britain, tapping in to motivations for travel. From surfing along our wild coastlines to experiencing our remote landscapes or our bustling, vibrant cities, we’re showing visitors that there’s always more to explore in Britain.

“As well as inspiring international visitors to discover more of our nations and regions we’re working with partners in market to convert that desire to visit to drive bookings now.”

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The advertising campaigns across France, Germany and the GCC are using a mix of channels including cinema, TV/ video on demand (VOD), print, social media, audio, billboards, and digital display advertising – for example billboards in the Paris Metro, digital billboards along Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road and a full take-over of advertisement space in Berlin’s Friedrichstraße station. Content also drives online traffic to VisitBritain’s consumer website with ideas and links to activities, attractions and experiences themed around how to ‘See Things Differently’ in Britain using #lovegreatbritain.

VisitBritain is working with partners including Tripadvisor in France and Germany along with online travel marketplace Wego in the GCC to amplify reach and drive conversion as well as paid content partnerships to extend the campaigns’ reach into 2024.

VisitBritain is also calling for tourism businesses, attractions, and destinations to get involved by sharing local experiences that promote a different side of Britain across their own channels using #lovegreatbritain.

VisitBritain’s latest inbound tourism forecast shows continued strong recovery in overseas visitor spending. Its latest forecast for 2023 is for overseas visitor spending in the UK of £30.9 billion, up 9% on 2019. It estimates 37.5 million visits to the UK, 92% of 2019 levels.

VisitBritain’s ‘See Things Differently’ campaign is part of the UK Government’s GREAT campaign.

Tags: Britain, France, GCC countries, Germany


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