English Tourism Week in the Nene Valley

Published Monday, 12 March 2018

An exciting array of events have been organised for residents, visitors and businesses in the Nene Valley, as part of a celebration of English tourism.

Running from 17-25 March 2018, English Tourism Week celebrates the vibrancy and quality of England’s visitor experiences and world-renowned tourist attractions.

During the Week there will be a wide variety of local events including…

  • 19 March: accommodation start up event to encourage new businesses
  • 20 March: annual tourism event at Peterborough Cathedral
  • 23 March: brochure swap and networking event at the Boathouse, Rushden Lakes. Open to accommodation providers, tourism groups and attractions
  • 24 March: stands promoting the Nene Valley at House of Fraser, Rushden Lakes. Craft activities for kids, face painting, competition and Nene Valley bag giveaways!

These events have been organised through the Destination Nene Valley project, which aims to promote the Nene Valley as a competitive, sustainable destination offering wildlife and heritage to a mixture of local, national and international audiences.

East Northamptonshire Councillor and Board Member for the Destination Nene Valley project, Sarah Peacock, said:

“We are excited to, once again, support Visit England’s annual English Tourism Week. This year we have organised something for everyone, from business advice, to networking opportunities, to family fun, and we look forward to engaging with lots of familiar and new faces along the way.”

Debbie Chaplin, Customer Experience Manager at House of Fraser, Rushden Lakes, added:

“It is an honour to be supporting English Tourism week, and so important for visitors and local people alike to realise what an amazing part of the country we live in and the diversity of the heritage of our community. House of Fraser is fully supportive of the sustainability and protection of the wildlife and surrounding area as we are corporate partners with the Wildlife trust.”

For full details of the Nene Valley events, please follow @_NeneValley and/or #Ilovenenevalley on Twitter, visit the Nene Valley website or contact Karen Williams (East Northamptonshire Council’s Tourism Officer) by email.