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Destination Britain's APMEA heads to Bali

Tourism to the UK will get a second hit of publicity this month, as Destination Britain prepares for its annual trade conference - two weeks after the birth of the newest royal.

Tourism to the UK will get a second hit of publicity this month, as Destination Britain prepares for its annual trade conference – two weeks after the birth of the newest royal.

You can bet talks of little Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana (and her adorable brother Prince George) will be thrown in amongst discussions of products, hotels and tours at the annual event, which kicks off on 11 May.

Held in Bali this year, KarryOn will be among the hundred tourism professionals from around the world attending the event.

So expect daily reports on the website and great pictures on our social media outlets.

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KarryOn’s parent company, Leedham Creative will capture the three-day workshop on video, which means there could be some great ‘behind the scenes’ footage shared through our channels.

This year, around 120 international travel buyers from 17 countries within Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa will be in attendance.

Over the three days, they will attend and conduct meetings with tourism suppliers from across Great Britain and Ireland.

This includes representatives from VisitScotland, Great Britain tourism, Wales Cymru, London & Partners and Tourism Ireland.

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In addition to B2B meetings, attendees will also take part in a two-day workshop packed with networking events and a programme of seminars.

According to figures released by the UK’s Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, travel to the UK’s attractions has climbed steadily over the last few years and even saw a 6.5 percent spike in visitors last year compared to 2013.

Scotland’s attractions had the greatest increase of almost 10 percent. This was followed closely by London, which climbed 7.11 percent year-on-year.

The British Museum remained the most popular visitor attraction overall for the eighth year running, with some 6.6 million visitors. In second place was the National Gallery, which welcomed 6.4 percent more tourists.

Will you be heading to Bali for Destination Britain APMEA 2015?