100 Reasons to Visit Britain Right Now

Monday 19 March 2012

Toronto, March 19, 2012 – To commemorate one of Britain’s biggest years, national tourism board, VisitBritain has teamed up with British Airways to give away 100 round-trip World Traveller (economy) tickets from any U.S. or Canadian Gateway to London, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Aberdeen.

From March 19 to March 23, U.S. and Canadian residents will be able to enter to win the chance to visit Britain. Each day VisitBritain and British Airways will post a new question about England, Scotland and Wales on their Facebook pages (Facebook.com/LoveUK; Facebook.com/BritishAirways). There are no right or wrong answers and the first ten people to respond on each site will win.

This year Great Britain is celebrating a variety of important events, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, World Gay Pride and the 250th anniversary of Canada’s favourite lunch: the sandwich.

“Great Britain's legendary history and culture is available 365 days a year, but this line-up of only-in-2012 events will make your visit even more memorable,” said Karen Clarkson, Vice President North America, VisitBritain.

"We look forward to welcoming the 100 winners on board, to give them the best possible start to their British adventure. This is a great time to visit Britain and thanks to our joint business partners we are serving passengers all over the US and Canada with more convenient connections, schedules and more access to great fares,” added John McDonald, Vice President Marketing, Americas, British Airways.

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For more information contact:

VisitBritain Media Team

pressandpr@visitbritain.com

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