English Heritage and VisitEngland Working Together to Promote the Importance of Heritage to Tourism

English Heritage has agreed a new partnership with VisitEngland which recognises the important role that England's heritage plays in supporting the tourism industry.

Through the partnership we will be helping local destination management organisations in their work, in order to ensure that the historic environment contributes to the continuing growth of the visitor economy.

The objectives of the partnership include:

  • Delivering sustainable economic growth through supporting owners, local authorities, voluntary organisations, communities and visitors to appreciate, enjoy and look after England's heritage.
  • Championing England's heritage with national and local organisations and integrating it into national and local planning to help realise its visitor economy growth potential.
  • Helping people appreciate and enjoy England's heritage through the continued promotion of historic destinations.

The partnership statement, which was launched on 22 October, can be read in full at the VisitEngland website.