John Stevenson MP for Carlisle today visited Carlisle Cathedral to show his support for English Tourism week.
Co-ordinated by VisitEngland and taking place from Friday 18 – Sunday 27th March, English Tourism Week is an annual celebration of the tourism industry, highlighting its economic importance to local economies and promoting the innovation, quality and range of products and services on offer to encourage more domestic breaks.
With ‘You’re Welcome’ as its strapline this year, the week is also sending a message that England’s tourism industry is ready to welcome visitors and provide a stand-out experience.
Speaking John said, “We are spoilt for choice with so many wonderful tourist attractions and places of interest in Carlisle and the wider area. However this year seeing the 900th anniversary of Carlisle Cathedral , with the famous painted starry ceiling dating back to the 19th Century, made Carlisle Cathedral an obvious choice to visit this English Tourism Week.
The last two years have been difficult for many tourism businesses, so it is more important than ever that we support them now and encourage as many people as possible to do so also.”
VisitEngland Director Andrew Stoles said, “English Tourism Week shines the spotlight on an industry which supports millions of jobs and local economies right across England, as well as encouraging people to discover and explore the outstanding tourism products, destinations, and experiences right here on our doorstep.
This year the week is also dedicated to supporting our industry as it rebuilds, showing that it is open and ready to welcome visitors back to the experiences they have missed during the pandemic.”