VisitEngland Offers Facebook App for UK Vacations

UK residents who are also social media enthusiasts will now be able to download a new Facebook app, ‘101 Things To Do Before You Go Abroad’, promoted by VisitEngland, the official travel promotional agency for England.

The app intends to promote destinations in the UK to British travellers, and offers a range of new experiences for visitors to England. Among the experiences included in the app are star gazing at the International Dark Sky Reserve in Exmoor’s National Park, and climbing Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England.

Following the Jubilee celebrations, and Olympic and Paralympic Games, which took place in the UK last year, recent research conducted by the agency shows that 60 percent of the country’s population are more proud to be British now than ever, while around 20 percent of respondents are planning to take more breaks in England in 2013 as a result of renewed interest in their mother country. The new app is attempting to meet the demand generated from this nationwide intention and will be offering newer travel destinations to attract British holidaymakers to stay in their own country and have a wonderful vacation.

James Berresford, the chief executive officer of VisitEngland, said, ‘Only including 101 Things to do in England before you go abroad will be the challenge! There is so much on offer in England, which is capable of taking our breath away. We hope this app will inspire Britons everywhere to take a holiday in England and remember that this is one of the best, if not the best destinations in the world.’