Greater Anglia Explore and Experience Travel Offers Give Boost to Local Tourism Economy this Spring

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Train operator, Greater Anglia and tourism organisation, Visit East Anglia, have joined forces to launch a campaign to boost the local tourism economy by offering visitors a package of travel offers and discounts on accommodation, restaurants and attractions thereby driving visitor spend right to the heart of East Anglia.

Tourism is the fifth largest industry in the UK and is crucial to the economic well being of the region. Visit East Anglia and Greater Anglia are a natural partnership to promote the best places to explore and experience East Anglia and have produced two new publications which, through a focus on the great outdoors, advocate the best places to visit in the region and with a package of offers and discounts, make travel there by train a compelling offer.

Lucy Downing of Visit East Anglia, said, “East Anglia is a fantastic place for a short break or holiday, whether you’re in search of a quiet get-away-from-it-all escape, a walking or cycling holiday, or a bustling city break brimming with culture, heritage and shopping. The fast, easy links by rail mean your break is truly relaxing from the moment you leave home and with the great range of money saving offers from Greater Anglia, visitors can enjoy a spring break for less.”

As well as The Broads National Park, East Anglia boasts three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With access to walking and cycling trails, parks, green spaces and nature reserves directly from many rail stations in the region.

Details of the offers can be found in the ‘Explore East Anglia’ and ‘Experience East Anglia’ brochures which are free and available from rail stations. Each brochure contains a voucher booklet which can be used in conjunction with a valid train ticket.

Visitors travelling by train will enjoy savings on accommodation, shopping, restaurants and attractions with the vouchers included in the brochures, which are available from rail stations or to download from www.greateranglia.co.uk .

More details about what the region has to offer can be found at www.visiteastanglia.net