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Tourism partnership promotes East Yorkshire to potential visitors at national holiday and travel shows

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Thousands of potential holidaymakers are getting the opportunity to find out all about Hull and the East Riding from Visit Hull & East Yorkshire (VHEY) at a series of holiday and travel shows across the country.

VHEY recently had a stand at the north's most inspirational event dedicated to showcasing the best in travel, the Manchester Destinations Holiday & Travel Show, and at the London Destinations Holiday & Travel Show. VHEY will also be in attendance at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre 50+ Show, from 17-18 February.

The London show has the largest choice of exhibitors anywhere in the UK and offers a huge variety of options to inspire visitors to discover new destinations and the Birmingham show takes place at the UK's best exhibition centre.

Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for economic investment and tourism at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "Attending these shows is an important way of promoting what Hull and the East Riding has to offer and allows us to tap into national and international markets."The tourism industry plays an important role in our local economy and is worth over £522 million a year as well as supporting thousands of jobs."With major events such as Hull being UK City of Culture in 2017, it is crucial that we continue to proactively market the area far and wide to ensure that local businesses can capitalise on the opportunities increased visitor spend provides and to also help build on the positive profile of East Yorkshire, so that holidaymakers continue coming back for decades to come."

For further information about VHEY, visit www.visithullandeastyorkshire.co.uk, like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/visit.hullandeastyorkshire or follow on Twitter @VHEY_UK