BBPA encourages pubs to get involved in English Tourism Week

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BBPA chief Brigid Simmonds: 'Beer and pubs are vital to tourism in the UK'
BBPA chief Brigid Simmonds: 'Beer and pubs are vital to tourism in the UK'
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) is encouraging pubs to make the most of English Tourism Week (ETW), which begins at the end of March.

The BBPA said ETW was a great opportunity to showcase English pubs, which are right at the heart of the UK’s tourism offer.

The pub trade body has offered a number of ways in which outlets can get involved, including quizzes, special meals and events.

It has also suggested pubs invite their local MPs and other dignitaries for a behind-the-scenes look at their businesses on Constituency Day (4 April). In addition, it recommends inviting the local mayor, council leader, and any other relevant local VIP to come and pull a pint.

Visitor experiences

Running from 29 March to 6 April, the aim of ETW is to showcase the quality and vibrancy of visitor experiences in England.

According to BBPA chief executive Brigid Simmonds, both pubs and brewers should get involved in English Tourism Week.

Simmonds said: “Beer and pubs are vital to tourism in the UK. Pubs are a beacon of hospitality, and ETW provides a real opportunity to remind the public and our parliamentarians of the vital role they play, both to our economy, and in providing careers and opportunities.

“I hope brewers and pubs will get behind it.”

Go to www.visitengland.org​ for a full list of event ideas and competition suggestions.

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