Tourism News

Tickets are selling out fast for the EADT EDP Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2018 ceremony, which takes place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on February 8. The finalists in each category are as follows:

Monday, December 04 2017 – Source: EDP

Plans for an exciting new festival celebrating local and international culture while drawing thousands of visitors to Lowestoft have been announced.

Friday, December 01 2017 – Source: EDP

Lowestoft-based self-catering specialist Hoseasons has been a supporter of the tourism awards for the past seven years.

Tuesday, November 21 2017 – Source: EDP

Tickets are selling out fast for the EADT EDP Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2018 ceremony, which takes place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on February 8.

Tuesday, November 21 2017 – Source: EDP

It has been a good year for tourism across our region.

Tuesday, November 21 2017 – Source: EDP

A Broads-based boatyard has been crowned the “Best in Britain” at an awards ceremony.

Tuesday, November 21 2017 – Source: EDP

When a group of Travellers descended on Cromer and unleashed a crime wave, the national media attention threatened to harm its reputation as a friendly tourist town.

Monday, November 20 2017 – Source: EDP

Hoteliers raised questions about Brexit and freedom of movement as they came face-to-face with a city MP.

Friday, November 17 2017 – Source: EDP

Hi-tech digital apps are to be created to lead visitors on the new West Norfolk Explorer Trails, designed to show the best of the area’s architecture and nature.

Thursday, November 16 2017 – Source: EDP

The £16m redevelopment of a marine science agency could include a new visitor centre to support the regeneration of Lowestoft’s seafront.

Thursday, October 26 2017 – Source: EDP

More than £100,000 has been raised for charity following the region’s biggest locally run and organised cycle event, the Tour de Broads.

Wednesday, October 25 2017 – Source: EDP

Around 10,000 Broads boaters could face a 3pc tolls increase for 2018/19 period following a vote by the Broads Authority Navigation Committee.

Frdiay, October 20 2017 – Source: EDP

A boutique holiday lettings agency which is launched today is hoping to bring the best of north Norfolk to its customers.

Thursday, October 19 2017 – Source: EDP

Nine accommodation providers in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex have been named among the winners of the Visit England Rose Awards 2017.

Tuesday, October 17 2017 – Source: EDP

Holidaymakers are showing signs of swapping “soggy Cornwall” for “weatherproof” Suffolk as Brexit fuels the region’s booming staycation market, a tourism chief has said.

Tuesday, October 10 2017 – Source: EADT

Tourism across the Broads has been given a boost following an announcement that a £1m grant will be used to encourage visitors from Australia and Germany to England’s national parks.

Monday, October 09 2017 – Source: EDP

Work on a new £10m holiday “Super Park” will get under way in Norfolk next month after planning permission for the exciting new development was granted.

Thursday, September 28 2017 – Source: EDP

Christmas is coming to a small Norfolk community for the first time in almost 60 years.

Wednesday, September 27 2017 – Source: EDP

The owner of a Great Yarmouth hotel hopes its re-opening on Monday will kickstart a new quayside “dining quarter”.

Wednesday, September 27 2017 – Source: EDP

A series of bell tents in north Norfolk has been revealed as one of the most desirable rentals on Airbnb.

Thursday, September 21 2017 – Source: EDP

A number of Norfolk tourism businesses are investing heavily in their product offerings as the value of tourism to the county continues to grow.

Saturday, September 16 2017 – Source: EDP

One of the UK’s largest self-catering holiday businesses said occupancy rates in the East of England over the August bank holiday weekend had been the highest in the country across its business units.

Thursday, August 31 2017 – Source: EDP

Tourism chiefs in east Suffolk want to create an all-year-round visitor package by capitalising on the area’s natural beauty, seaside resorts, culture and heritage.

Sunday, August 27 2017 – Source: EDP

A new survey has revealed the nation’s ultimate happy places with three Norfolk activities making the top 30 – how many have you done?

Friday, August 25 2017 – Source: EDP

The pound is at an eight-year low against the Euro, while delays at airports are soaring.

Friday, August 25 2017 – Source: EDP

With just days to go before entries for the Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2018 close, time is fast running out to enter or nominate your favourite business.

Thursday, August 24 2017 – Source: EDP

A Broads holiday business has made a significant contribution towards Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s campaign to create a 1,000-acre nature reserve.

Monday, August 21 2017 – Source: EDP

With just a week left to enter the Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2018, an exciting new category has been added aimed at owner run bed and breakfasts.

Monday, August 21 2017 – Source: EDP

A celebratory garden party is being held to mark the anniversary of the opening of the spectacular Hoveton Hall Gardens 25 years ago.

Friday, August 18 2017 – Source: EDP

Two years after it closed, The Bridge Restaurant at Wroxham has finally reopened its doors following a £1m investment.

Friday, August 18 2017 – Source: EDP

The Broads Authority (BA) is currently in the process of implementing a new volunteer training programme that will help younger candidates build up a skills base.

Friday, August 18 2017 – Source: EDP

In what is seen as a major boost for category winners in the Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2018, organisers announced the event has partnered with VisitEngland.

Monday, August 14 2017 – Source: EDP

Tourist attractions across East Anglia have been putting their rainy day plans into practice after the summer took a wet and windy turn this week.

Wednesday, August 09 2017 – Source: EDP

St Edmundsbury Cathedral has been unveiled as the venue for the Norfolk and Suffolk 2018 Tourism Awards sponsored by Hoseasons.

Saturday, August 05 2017 – Source: EDP

Tourists jetting to the UK “in their droves” to take advantage of the weak pound could spend up to £2.4bn on our high streets this summer.

Friday, July 21 2017 – Source: EDP

It’s no secret that tourism is a major contributor to Norfolk and Suffolk’s economies.

Wednesday, July 19 2017 – Source: EDP

Tourism bosses are hoping to come home with a souvenir haul of tips and new ideas following a study visit to Weymouth.

Wednesday, July 19 2017 – Source: EDP

Free summer firework displays on Great Yarmouth and Hemsby seafront

A season of summer fireworks bursts into life over Great Yarmouth seafront on Wednesday night.

Tuesday, July 18 2017 – Source: EDP

Center Parcs’ Elveden resort targets £20m investment to attract “3G” families and other new holidaymakers

A holiday resort on the Norfolk/Suffolk border has invested £20m as it seeks to attract a wider range of guests – and cater to a growing number of “3G” holidaymakers.

Saturday, July 15 2017 – Source: EDP

Pleasure Beach owner delighted after councillors in Great Yarmouth approve The Edge plans

It is a saga that has been ongoing for the best part of a decade, but it now finally looks like it may be reaching a conclusion.

Thursday, July 13 2017 – Source: EDP

Blooming marvellous rose garden opens at How Hill

A dazzling new rabbit-proof rose garden featuring 15 different varieties of the colourful flowering plant has opened at How Hill, Ludham.

Wednesday, July 12 2017 – Source: EDP

New ferry boat Charlie launched between Southwold and Walberswick

It has been a common sight on a coastal river crossing for centuries.

Sunday, July 09 2017 – Source: EDP

Could Norfolk become Britain’s best – for golf tourism?

There is a fair way to go, but Norfolk is lining up a shot at being the number one spot – for golf holidays.

Thursday, July 06 2017 – Source: EDP

Dinosaurs are coming to Great Yarmouth! New seafront attraction to take people on a journey through time

A major investment into the Great Yarmouth seafront is preparing to roar into life this summer, taking seaside revellers on a journey back in time.

Wednesday, June 28 2017 – Source: EDP

Cromer campaign launched to bring tourists in come rain or shine

The Cromer 365 campaign will be launched at the Royal Norfolk Show.

Monday, June 26 2017 – Source: EDP

Countdown is on for a spectacular Holkham Country Fair

With just one month to go until the Holkham Country Fair, preparations are underway to provide a weekend full of countryside fun.

Saturday, June 24 2017 – Source: EDP

Good weather boosts tourism across Norfolk’s coastal resorts as temperatures rise above 30C

Coastal resorts and businesses from Hunstanton to Lowestoft reported a busy few days as temperatures soared across the region on Sunday and Monday.

Monday, June 19 2017 – Source: EDP

Broads businesses boosted by fresh water fishing season to the tune of £100m

There are few fishing destinations that rival the Broads for its scenic beauty, miles of lock-free waterways, rich heritage and diversity of fish species.

Monday, June 19 2017 – Source: EDP

North Norfolk tourist attraction Alby Crafts to celebrate its 40th year with a fairy-themed garden party

One of north Norfolk’s oldest and best-loved tourist attractions is celebrating 40 years in the industry this weekend, with a fairy-themed garden party featuring cabaret performers, live music, children’s entertainment and a picnic.

Monday, June 13 2017 – Source: EDP

‘Continued ruination’: Should some of Norfolk and Suffolk’s historic buildings be allowed to fade?

Every effort should be made to preserve and protect Norfolk’s abundance of historical buildings and sites from the “tragedy” of decay, tourism and heritage officials said.

Tuesday, June 06 2017 – Source: EDP

Reducing VAT would create more jobs and lead to cheaper holidays

More than 100,000 new jobs could be created in the tourism industry, while consumers would also benefit from cheaper holidays if a reduction in VAT was implemented, it has been claimed.

Wednesday, May 31 2017 – Source: EDP

The Brexit effect? Early signs are that Norfolk and Suffolk tourism has actually been boosted by European Union vote

Fears the Brexit vote would impact negatively on the number of foreign tourists coming to the region have proved unfounded, with some signs the opposite has in fact happened.

Thursday, May 18 2017 – Source: EDP

Which Norfolk gardens will open their gates to celebrate 90 years of charity scheme

Five gardens in Norfolk will be among 400 across the UK to open over the Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate 90 years of the National Gardens Scheme.

Wednesday, May 17 2017 – Source: EDP

Stately Broads cruiser ready to hit the waterways again

Spark of Light, an original wooden motor cruiser built by Herbert Woods in 1927, underwent an extensive restoration over the winter and is now available for hire to the general public.

Wednesday, May 17 2017 – Source: EDP

Tourism body increases membership, sees bright future

A change of focus has seen membership of Broads Tourism double in the past year setting the organisation up for a bright future.

Tuesday, May 16 2017 – Source: EDP

Organizers of first Brundall Boat Show hope to make a splash

Three of Norfolk’s largest marinas are gearing up for their inaugural boat show.

Wednesday, May 10 2017 – Source: EDP

Brexit brings mixed prospects for East Anglia tourism

East Anglia tourism bosses believe that Brexit will boost the staycation trend – but many also fear that leaving the European Union will hit the UK economy

Monday, May 08 2017 – Source: EDP

Seaside resorts top list of most affordable bank holiday destinations

The two most affordable resorts for a staycation are in the Great Yarmouth borough, research has suggested.

Wednesday, May 03 2017 – Source: EDP

Mustard TV This Week: The challenges facing Norfolk’s tourism industry

Tourism is now worth £3.1bn to Norfolk – but is Brexit a threat or an opportunity and what can we do to cash in on Norfolk’s holiday gold-mine?

Wednesday, May 03 2017 – Source: EDP

Phone ‘not-spots’ revealed as chamber makes plea for better coverage

Feeble mobile phone coverage is holding our region’s economy back and putting the brakes on investment, Norfolk Chamber of Commerce claims.

Wednesday, May 03 2017 – Source: EDP

Security fears and Brexit making more people choose holidays in Norfolk and Suffolk

East Anglia’s caravan, camping and holiday parks are seeing a surge in holidaymakers as they look closer to home because of security fears and the falling value of the pound.

Tuesday, May 02 2017 – Source: EDP

Should government offer more support to our tourism industry?

The release of results in a regional tourism survey has raised questions about government’s commitment to supporting to the sector.

Wednesday, April 26 2017 – Source: EDP

Leaders voice fears over a future skills shortage in East’s £10bn tourism sector

From the tranquil Broads to the coastal hotspots of Southwold and Cromer, the value of the tourism industry in East Anglia has topped £10bn for the first time this year. But business leaders believe the winds of change may be blowing in

Wednesday, April 26 2017 – Source: EDP

Southwold museum given permission for exciting expansion project

Ambitious plans to boost the size of a popular Southwold tourist attraction have been given the green light by planners.

Friday, April 21 2017 – Source: EDP

Parents get the chance to join children in adrenaline-filled Norfolk breaks

Parents across Norfolk can now join their children on an adrenaline-fuelled break.

Monday, April 10 2017 – Source: EDP

Hundreds flock to Felbrigg for annual lambing open days

Spring visitors in their hundreds flocked to see newborn lambs this weekend, at a series of open days held at Felbrigg Hall Farm, near Cromer.

Sunday, April 09 2017 – Source: EDP

The Climb up Happisburgh Lighthouse this Easter

As the oldest working light house in East Anglia, Happisburgh Lighthouse has had a memorable life so far.

Saturday, April 08 2017 – Source: EDP

The RAF Red Arrows will be returning to Cromer Carnival later this year

The RAF Red Arrows will be coming to Cromer Carnival later this year.

Wednesday, March 29 2017 – Source: EDP

More than 50 ideas for Norfolk and Suffolk days out featured in 2017 guide

A menu of activities for a great day out in Norfolk or Suffolk has been launched by Norfolk and Suffolk Tourist Attractions (NSTA) to coincide with English Tourism Week.

Tuesday, March 28 2017 – Source: EDP

Good long-range weather forecast could boost Norfolk tourism in 2017

A good long-range weather forecast looks set to boost visitor numbers to key Norfolk and Suffolk attractions this year as a week-long celebration of tourism gets underway.

Sunday, March 26 2017 – Source: EDP

Cosmic new addition ready for lift-off at Merrivale Model Village in Great Yarmouth

It’s one small step for a man but one giant leap for one of Great Yarmouth’s most recognisable tourist attractions.

Wednesday, March 22 2017 – Source: EDP

This £300,000 exhibition won’t go under the ‘Ray-Dar’ at Great Yarmouth Sealife Centre

A new £300,000 exhibition at Great Yarmouth’s Sealife Centre is to be officially opened tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 22 2017 – Source: EDP

Norfolk caravan park named one of UK’s top camp sites in national awards

A caravan park in Norfolk has been awarded with one of the AA’s top camp site awards.

Wednesday, March 22 2017 – Source: EDP

Small world wins big for model businessman at annual Great Yarmouth tourism awards

Peter Williamson, who runs Merrivale Model Village at Great Yarmouth has won the Superstar top accolade at the resort’s annual awards celebrating the best of the area’s tourism and business sector.

Wednesday, March 15 2017 – Source: EDP

Winterton holiday location secures VisitEngland award nomination nod

A seaside holiday location has picked up a nomination for a national tourism award.

Thursday, March 09 2017 – Source: EDP

Dad’s Army and EastEnders star Ian Lavender set to open Diss Museum for 2017 season

Dad’s Army and Eastenders star Ian Lavender is set to open a popular Norfolk town’s museum this weekend.

Wednesday, March 08 2017 – Source: EDP

Tea, ancient wonders and a little bit of Norfolk in the heart of Sri Lanka

From stunning landscapes to ancient wonders to the world famous Ceylon Tea, the beautiful island of Sri Lanka has it all. And, as Emma Knights and Oliver Franzen discovered, there is even a little bit of Norfolk nestled high up in the hills.

Saturday, February 25 2017 – Source: EDP

Multi-million pound HBO series could show the “compelling” story of two US airmen based in Norfolk

East Anglia could be at the centre of a multi-million pound HBO miniseries following the story of two US airmen.

Thursday, February 23 2017 – Source: EDP

60163 Tornado to make first Norfolk visit in five years

Rail enthusiasts will be given a treat later this year when the 60163 Tornado puffs into Great Yarmouth.

Wednesday, February 22 2017 – Source: EDP

Farm and B&B named best in the East of England in rural Oscars

A north Norfolk farm has been named the best in the East of England in the tourism enterprise category of the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards, also known as the rural Oscars.

Wednesday, February 22 2017 – Source: EDP

Worm-charming, paddle-boarding, watercolour lessons…Broads Outdoors Festival so popular that it’s extending by a week

The increasingly popular Broads Outdoors Festival has been extended by a week due to organiser demand.

Saturday, February 18 2017 – Source: EDP

Survey offers Norfolk businesses chance to shape future of tourist industry

A tourism organisation in north Norfolk is urging businesses to join forces to shape the future of the tourist industry in the county

Wednesday, February 15 2017 – Source: EDP

North Norfolk beauty spot has spring in its step after winter makeover

A four-strong team of countryside rangers at popular north Norfolk beauty spot Kelling Heath have been hard at work over the winter, maintaining and improving the 30-acre Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), ready for it to re-open to the public next week.

Thursday, February 09 2017 – Source: EDP

Giant wheel is heading to resort for the Easter to bring in more crowds

Pleasure Beach boss Albert Jones is again bringing a landmark attraction to Great Yarmouth’s seafront in time for Easter.

Wednesday, February 08 2017 – Source: EDP

New seaside cash splash could lead to a multi-million windfall

Norfolk and Suffolk seaside communities to benefit from government grant which could unlock treasure trove

Friday, January 20 2017 – Source: EDP

New Year bookings boom leaves holiday firms hopeful for a record 2017

Buoyant holiday firms are anticipating a bumper 2017 as year-on-year booking levels soar.

Friday, January 13 2017 – Source: EDP

North Norfolk Railway put on a war footing after another record-breaking year

One of Norfolk’s top tourist attractions is celebrating a record-breaking 2016, with visitor numbers up for the fifth year running.

Wednesday, January 11 2017 – Source: EDP

Slump in the pound could see a sterling year for regional tourism

A slump in the pound giving visitors more for their money could see the region enjoy a bumper year for tourism.

Tuesday, January 3 2017 – Source: EDP

Broadland Sands and Suffolk Sands holiday park owner sold to Intermediate Capital Group in £362m

A holiday park group which owns sites including Suffolk Sands, Broadland Sands and Felixstowe Beach has been bought in a £362m deal.

Monday, December 19 2016 – Source: EDP

Norwich group holiday firm secures a slice of lucrative Chinese tourist market

A delegate of 29 Chinese tourists being taken out on the Broads by Visit Britain during English Tourism Week. It is part of a drive to encourage more Chinese tourists to the UK. The local group holiday firm is cashing in on a slice of the increasingly lucrative Chinese tourist market, which generated £586m nationally last year.

Wednesday, December 14 2016 – Source: EDP

£40,000 costs met for Le Strange statue in Hunstanton

Without the vision of Henry Le Strange in the mid-19th century, Hunstanton would not be the seaside resort it is today.

Saturday, December 10 2016 – Source: EDP

Launch event of tourist brochure looks forward to huge year of events in Great Yarmouth

Tourism chiefs in Great Yarmouth are looking forward to next year’s Air Show describing it as their biggest project yet.

Friday, December 09 2016 – Source: EDP

Campsite set to open at historic Cromer estate

A landowner who blamed Brexit for his plan to host outdoor concerts at his Cromer estate is now set to launch what he claims will be the town’s only campsite.

Wednesday, December 07 2016 – Source: EDP

Access for disabled travellers has improved – but more work is needed

With millions of disabled tourists contributing billions to the economy, attraction owners and accommodation providers are waking up to the importance of accessibility.

Wednesday, December 07 2016 – Source: EDP

Luxury and long weekend breaks attracting more and more young holidaymakers to the region

Investment in luxury accommodation, no hassle travel and a move towards short breaks is fuelling a steep rise in the number of young people holidaying in the region.

Wednesday, November 30 2016 – Source: EDP

EDP Tourism Awards: Winners revealed at ceremony celebrating the best in the business

From restaurants to reserves, beaches to Broads and parks to pubs, they all had a place at our tourism awards.

Friday, November 25 2016 – Source: EDP

Body promoting tourism in Norfolk brings Suffolk on board in rebrand

A membership body promoting tourism in Norfolk has joined forces with colleagues in Suffolk to package the region as a whole.

Tuesday, November 22 2016 – Source: EDP

Clubs cashing in on thriving hotel market, tourism forum hears

Sport and leisure clubs are joining forces with hotels to benefit from well-positioned customers.

Friday, November 18 2016 – Source: EDP

Visitors to Broadland spent £127m last year as area’s tourism booms

People visiting Broadland spent £127m in the district last year, as its tourism value jumped by 3.2pc.

Thursday, November 17 2016 – Source: EDP

‘People call this a home from home’ – Caravan park and campsite near Fakenham named best in the region

Campsite – it is a word which for many will dredge up memories, whether fond or loathed, of family breaks and school trips, battles to put up a tent in the rain, beans over the fire and almost-clean shower blocks.

Wednesday, November 16 2016 – Source: EDP

Call to widen appeal of north Norfolk’s holiday hotspots

Tourism has been described as the key to economic growth in north Norfolk after new figures revealed the area attracted almost 8m visitors last year.

Monday, November 14 2016 – Source: EDP

Airline’s Norwich to Aberdeen route is unlocking the Fine City’s tourism potential

They are two easterly cities which, at first glance, do not appear to have much in common.

Sunday, November 13 2016 – Source: EDP

Warm summer and Brexit instability contributes to a successful tourism season in Great Yarmouth

A balmy summer and Brexit shock made for a strong summer for Great Yarmouth’s tourism traders.

Monday, November 7 2016 – Source: EDP

Revealed: Our EDP Hoseasons Tourism Awards 2016 finalists

Judges have made their visits, compared their notes – and the results are in.

Saturday, October 29 2016 – Source: EDP

Almost a quarter of Norwich jobs come from tourism, study reveals, as the city’s industry tops £700m

Nearly a quarter of all jobs in Norwich now rely on the city’s multimillion-pound tourism economy, which shot up by 27m last year.

Wednesday, October 19 2016 – Source: EDP

Norfolk’s two Michelin-starred restaurants retain the honour in next year’s guide – as other local eateries get a nod

It began as a guide for drivers across the channel – and has evolved into a globally recognised mark of high-end dining.

Monday, October 7 2016 – Source: Norwich Evening News

Profitable holiday flash sale websites are an inventive promotion tool for accommodation providers

Hoteliers and proprietors are being urged to capitalise on flash sale websites which have upped occupancy by up to a third for hotels in the region and generated out of season spending in the wider tourism industry.

Wednesday, October 5 2016 – Source: EDP

New Norwich flights to Heathrow could be on the horizon

Destination, destination, destination.

Monday, October 3 2016 – Source: EDP

Tourism creates 1,281 new jobs in North Norfolk in four years

North Norfolk’s popularity as a tourist destination is booming with day trippers and people enjoying ‘staycations’ boosting the region’s economy. That’s the verdict from the latest tourism report.

Monday, September 26 2016 – Source: EDP

How the region’s starring role on the silver screen is a draw for tourists

From a superhero training ground to a Second World War battlefield, our region has been transformed into it all.

Wednesday, September 21 2016 – Source: EDP

Value of Norfolk’s tourism industry tops £3bn for the first time

The value of Norfolk’s thriving tourism industry has topped the £3bn mark for the first time, we can reveal.

Thursday, September 15 2016 – Source: EDP

Team at Maids Head Hotel celebrates as £150,000 new entrance and reception is unveiled

A historic hotel has proved it is catering for its modern day guests as it celebrates the completion of a £150,000 revamp to its city centre entrance.

Wednesday, September 14 2016 – Source: EDP

Britain sizzles on hottest September day for a century

It was the hottest day of the year so far with a scorching temperature of above 34°C – the most sizzling September day in more than 100 years.

Tuesday, September 13 2016 – Source: ITV News

EDP Norfolk Food and Drink award winners revealed

More than 250 people gathered at Open in Norwich yesterday evening for the prestigious EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2016.

Tuesday, September 13 2016 – Source: EDP

Have you visited all of Norfolk’s top tourist spots and hidden gems?

Tourists travel miles to explore the region’s treasures. But, as Lauren Cope reports, people living closer to home are also making the most of what’s on their doorstep.

Tuesday, September 6 2016 – Source: EDP

Chief of Broads Tourism sets out group’s priorities after it sees membership jump from 50 to 75 in just months

After we revealed a drive to entice younger generations out onto the Broads, correspondent Lauren cope talks to the body that, with its army of local business, will be putting much of the plan into practice.

Friday, September 2 2016 – Source: EDP

Mundesley beach voted second best in country

It is a haven for sunseekers with a sweep of golden sand below the undulating cliffs.

It is a haven for sunseekers with a sweep of golden sand below the undulating cliffs.

Thursday, September 1 2016 – Source: EDP

Tech-savvy approach will bolster drive to draw younger generations out onto the Broads

A Masterplan shaping tourism across the Broads will focus on unlocking the wetlands for younger generations and bringing the area into the digital age.

Wednesday, August 31 2016 – Source: EDP

Confidence boost for region’s tourism businesses after Brexit vote

Buoyant holiday firms claim the Brexit vote has triggered “phenomenal” bookings and bolstered confidence in future investment.

Friday, August 26 2016 – Source: EDP

Sunshine sees families make the most of school summer holidays as attractions celebrate successful few weeks

Sunshine and temperatures tipping into the 20Cs has encouraged families to explore the region’s zoos, parks and gardens during the first half of the school summer holidays.

Friday, August 12 2016 – Source: EDP

Brexit and tourism: ‘We have devalued the Union Jack as a tourism brand’

In the short term Britain’s tourism industry looks set to benefit from the weak pound, but the long term impact is less clear.

Wednesday, August 3 2016 – Source: The Guardian

Help highlight the good work of our local tourism champions

As the countdown begins for the EDP Hoseasons Tourism Awards 2016, we look at an award celebrating the best of Broads tourism.

Sunday, July 24 2016 – Source: EDP

Casino plans in Yarmouth still in limbo – but could the site reopen as a caravan park?

Hopes have been raised that Great Yarmouth’s South Denes Caravan Park could be a thing of the future as well as the past.

Friday, July 22 2016 – Source: EDP

Drive to draw more Dutch visitors to the region thought to have brought £2.3m boost

Thousands of Dutch visitors have sampled what the region has to offer thanks to a tourism campaign which is thought to have generated an extra £2.3m.

Thursday, July 21 2016 – Source: EDP

Hopton-based resort Potters’ live social media video racks up more than 100,000 views in less than a day

A Holiday resort with a 97-year history has proved it is moving with the times after a live video posted on social media attracted 100,000 views in less than a day.

Wednesday, July 6 2016 – Source: EDP

Take a look inside Center Parcs’ new luxury treehouses at Elveden site

Holiday-makers looking to branch out for a new experience will be living the high life at a Suffolk holiday village after it launched a new range of luxury treehouses.

Thursday, June 30 2016 – Source: EDP

The rise of the short break – has cheap travel signalled the end of the traditional two-week holiday?

Cheap and hassle-free travel has bolstered the popularity of whistle-stop city breaks and quick trips. Tourism correspondent Lauren Cope looks at the move towards short breaks – and asks whether they are surrounding the death knell for the traditional two-week getaway.

Friday, June 24 2016 – Source: EDP

East Anglian tourism sector ‘could see Brexit boost’

East Anglia’s tourism businesses could receive a boost following the Bretix vote, believes an industry expert.

Friday, June 24 2016 – Source: EDP

Overnight visits to the east of England soar

From the red chalk cliffs at Hunstanton to the hustle and bustle of vibrant Norwich market – as it emerges that overnight visits to the east have risen we look at Visit Norfolk’s top 21 must-see sights in the county.

Wednesday, June 22 2016 – Source: EDP

EDP Hoseasons Tourism Awards 2016 – Your chance to highlight Norfolk’s gems

With stretches of breathtaking coastline, a rich history, flourishing independent businesses and booming attractions, Norfolk is well and truly a holiday hotspot.

Sunday, June 19 2016 – Source: EDP

Demand for breaks in Norfolk and Suffolk soar – as second home owners encouraged to capitalise on thriving market

Second home owners have been encouraged to capitalise on the region’s buoyant holiday industry as letting agencies report soaring demand for breaks in the east.

Tuesday, June 7 2016 – Source: EDP

Q and A: How would leaving the European Union impact tourism?

The impact on tourism for holidaymakers and workers both at home and abroad is set to be a central issue in the European Union referendum.

Saturday, June 4 2016 – Source: EDP

Vision to restore well-known Halvergate drainage pump and turn it into tourist attraction

Nestled between the River Bure and the Acle Straight, Stracey Arms Windpump is a familiar landmark for boaters and motorists alike. Now, an ambitious vision hopes to restore the well-known mill and transform it into a busy tourist attraction.

Saturday, June 4 2016 – Source: EDP

Norfolk hotels and restaurants rate TripAdvisor

For many, it is the first point of call when booking a holiday or meal out – but with little regulation, and 350 million visitors a month, review website TripAdvisor often leaves businesses divided. Tourism correspondent Lauren Cope looks at how it affects Norfolk’s hotels and restaurants.

Wednesday, May 25 2016 – Source: EDP

It’s a new dawn for Broads Tourism

It’s been called “a new dawn” for Broads Tourism.

Friday, May 13 2016 – Source: EDP

Norfolk Broads boating company Ferry Marina introduces electric boat to its fleet

Horning-based Ferry Marina has launched an environmentally-friendly addition to its fleet of leisure boats.

Thursday, May 12 2016 – Source: EDP

Report shows East Anglia on rise as tourism hotspot

Visitors to the wide skies, sandy beaches, culture and fresh air of East Anglia are playing an increasing role in the region’s economy.

Wednesday, May 11 2016 – Source: EDP

What did we learn from the 2016 Larking Gowen Tourism Survey?

The region’s multi-billion pound tourism industry is feeling buoyant as the summer season begins.

Wednesday, April 27 2016 – Source: EDP

Tourism businesses believe government could do more to support promotion of the area, survey finds

The majority of tourism businesses in the region believe the government does not do enough to support promotion of the area.

Thursday, April 21 2016 – Source: EDP

Survey finds tourism firms fear new living wage may impact on business

Chris Scargill speaking ahead of the full tourism survey results release next week

Wednesday, April 13 2016 – Source: EDP

Region’s holiday firms say investment has turned staycation fad into lasting change in getaway patterns

Holiday firms in the region say major investment has turned the post-recession staycation trend into a lasting shift in holidaymakers’ attitudes.

Wednesday, April 6 2016 – Source: EDP

Could Lowestoft become the new Cornwall?

Although many of us realise that nowhere else quite beats the Suffolk coast for a day out or a holiday, many tourists flock to the south-west and to Cornwall for a break.

Wednesday, March 23 2016 – Source: EDP

Multimillion pound revamp at Mundesley holiday park will turn ‘sleeping giant’ into tourism boost, owner says

Approval for a multi-million pound redesign at a long-running holiday park will turn a “sleeping giant” into a tourism boost for north Norfolk communities, its owner has said.

Wednesday, March 16 2016 – Source: EDP

Successful draw to bring Dutch tourists to East Anglia part of drive to boost region’s profile overseas

A £150,000 drive to draw Dutch tourists to East Anglia has marked the beginning of a push to raise the region’s profile overseas.

Tuesday, March 15 2016 – Source: EDP

New pass could be just the ticket for tourism in north Norfolk, businesses agree

A new pass could be produced to encourage more visitors to stay in north Norfolk for longer this summer.

Sunday, March 13 2016 – Source: EDP

West Norfolk tourism leaders spotlight King’s Lynn to boost visitor numbers

Tourism leaders in west Norfolk are promoting King’s Lynn as a major destination in its own right, in a bid to attract more visitors to the area.

Friday, March 11 2016 – Source: EDP

‘Quality is key’ – call to keep Norwich tourism industry competitive at launch of 2016 destination guide

Chris Scargill, partner at Larking Gowen, said Norwich has been identified as a ‘hot spot’ for short breaks.

Wednesday, March 09 2016 – Source: EDP

Road signs in the Norfolk Broads could be displayed in Mandarin

Road signs across Norfolk could be displayed in Chinese in future to help drive more visitors to the area.

Monday, March 07 2016 – Source: EDP

Visitors flock to centre to celebrate anniversary at Cley

Visitors to one of area’s most popular tourist attractions were transported back in time at the weekend to celebrate Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s 90th anniversary.

Sunday, March 06 2016 – Source: EDP

Award for King’s Lynn hotel based on historic site

Thirty years ago, the historic site of Knight’s Hill was an abandoned farm and its derelict buildings were a sad sight on the outskirts of King’s Lynn – but it is now an award-winning hotel.

Friday March 04 2016 – Source: EDP

New big wheel set to arrive on Yarmouth seafront ready for Easter

A new big wheel is set to arrive on the seafront next week ready to be open for Easter.

Wednesday, March 02 2016 – Source: EDP

Vision may see north Norfolk coast become a Unesco World Heritage Site

An ambitious project, gathering momentum, could see north Norfolk’s coastline become the region’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Monday, February 29 2016 – Source: EDP

Only 9p entry on Mothers’ Day as north Norfolk attraction goes back to the 1920s

Visitors to a major north Norfolk attraction will be charged the 1920’s entry price of 9p on Sunday as it celebrates a special anniversary with national significance.

Monday, February 29 2016 – Source: EDP

Revealed: How Norwich hopes to make more of the Wensum with new bridges and paths

The ‘missing’ sections of Norwich’s Riverside walk could be plugged through a blueprint to breathe new life into the city’s river Wensum.

Monday, February 29 2016 – Source: EDP

Massive hike in north Norfolk beach hut fees ‘a blow to families and traders’

A massive rise in north Norfolk beach hut hire charges will hit families on tight incomes and hit the pockets of seaside traders, according to opponents.

Thursday, February 18 2016 – Source: EDP

Tourism chief hails ‘seismic shift’ in outsiders’ views of East Anglia as bookings soar

East Anglian tourism has finally “got its act together” and is now reaping the rewards, according to an industry leader.

Friday, February 12 2016 – Source: EDP

Visit East Anglia aims to attract more Dutch visitors to Suffolk and Norfolk

Visit East Anglia (VEA) has launched a promotion to attract more Dutch visitors following a successful bid under the Government’s GREAT UK Challenge Fund.

Wednesday, February 10 2016 – Source: Ipswich Star

High Court inquiry into Broads National Park rebranding could be decided as early as this week

A major legal challenge into the “wrong and misleading” rebranding of the Broads could be determined in the next few weeks.

Tuesday, February 9 2016 – Source: EDP

The Great Yarmouth seafront could be getting a brand new attraction

A “statement tourist attraction” could replace an abandoned building on the seafront.

Friday, February 5 2016 – Source: EDP

Gunton Arms owner buys long-closed north Norfolk pub

Art dealer Ivor Braka is planning to re-open a rural north Norfolk pub, closed for five years.

Monday, February 1 2016 – Source: EDP

Bosses at North Norfolk holiday park Kelling Heath said customer feedback was at the heart of its £1.5m investment programme

Bosses at an award-wining north Norfolk holiday park said a commitment to customer service has underpinned a £1.5m investment programme to improve its facilities.

Thursday, January 28 2016 – Source: EDP

Monument is a pillar of strength for tourism in Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth’s Nelson’s Monument could make a towering contribution to the town’s reinvention as a cultural and heritage hub, experts have concluded.

Sunday, January 24 2016 – Source: EDP

Why Global Turbulence could be good for region’s tourism and leisure businesses

Tumbling oil and commodity prices could transform the balance of the region’s economy in 2016 and underscore the importance of the region’s tourism industry, according to one industry expert.

Friday, January 22 2016 – Source: EDP

Hotel owners have confidence in Yarmouth industries

The owners of Great Yarmouth’s Prom Hotel have shown their confidence in the town’s tourism and energy industries with a £600,000-plus investment in new facilities.

Monday, January 11 2016 – Source: EDP

Tourism industry chiefs drive to bring more international tourists to Norfolk and Suffolk

Tourism bosses have set their sights on overseas visitors in a bid to make the industry a year-round affair while boosting the £4.79bn economy. Tourism and Broads correspondent ROSA MCMAHON reports.

Wednesday, November 18 2015 – Source: EDP