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12th July 2016

Escape to the Country Filming in Shropshire

We have recently been liaising with the production company for BBC’s ‘Escape to the Country’. The filming which took place on the week of 27th June, included Bishop’s Castle, Clun, the Clee Hills, Ditton Priors, Ludlow and Shrewsbury.

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12th July 2016

Britain’s favourite Hidden Gem

Visit England have been working with leading pork pie manufacturer Pork Farms to find the nation’s top three favourite Hidden Gems – we have already nominated some Shropshire places and now we need your help to nominate others! Pork Farms has teamed up with UK Tourist Boards to discover those very special places that, while may be known to some, may be totally unknown to others and they are inviting people to visit the Pork Farms website to inspire their inner explorer. Hidden Gem explorers have until 31st July 2016 to submit their own favourite Hidden Gems before the top five from each region are picked to be part of a very special regional shortlist.

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12th July 2016

It’s official, British B&Bs are some of the best in the world!

A recent article from the online booking agency Eviio has reported a major study by Tripadvisor into the average “bubble” rankings awarded by guests in hotels and B&B’s around the world; they analysed millions of traveller ratings given to hotel and B&B properties on TripAdvisor over the last ten years in 15 major tourism markets. The results are interesting and they tell us one thing very clearly: independent hotels and B&B’s in the UK are some of the best in the world, and their review scores show it!

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12th July 2016

Rural tourism in England inquiry

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee launches an inquiry into the role of tourism in supporting rural growth in England. Rural Tourism provides around £17 billion a year to the English economy. But rural communities face some particular challenges to tourism growth such as transport connections, restrictions to broadband access and seasonal employment.

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12th July 2016

Member Discount on Promotional Video Production

We are now excited to offer our members discounted rates on professional promotional video. Online video consumption is rising dramatically - it can be the quickest and slickest way customers find out all about you, promoting your business, enhancing your website and easily shared in emails and on social media.

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12th July 2016

Is your website fast enough?

How fast your website loads is soon to be taken into account when it comes to determining your website ranking in search results. As you may have read previously, Google are trying to make the web more accessible, particularly for mobile users. In a plan to help websites load faster across desktops and mobiles, Google are planning to use the speed of your website as a ranking signal when it comes to determining your position within search results. Once this new ranking signal is in place, any slow loading websites will be penalised as compared to websites that load faster.

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