We are growing!

Posted on 8th January 2018

We are pleased to announce that our business is growing. Here is our latest press release:

A York tourism business today hailed record UK visitors as it increases its fleet to keep up with growing demand.

Grand Yorkshire, a York-based specialist touring company which offers day trips from York, private tours of Yorkshire & Northumberland and executive travel, unveiled the newest addition to its fleet, an 8-seat Ford Tourneo, which joins the company’s Mercedes Viano minibus and BMW 7-series limousine.

Statistics released this week from VisitBritain show that the number of overseas visits to the UK has leapt by more than a quarter in the past 5 years and is forecast to rise another 5 per cent in 2018. Growth in visitors to Yorkshire was even stronger at 9 per cent in the first half of 2017 compared with 2016; a trend which looks set to continue thanks to favourable exchange rates for inbound visitors.

Benefitting from this surge, Grand Yorkshire grew bookings by in excess of 33% per cent in 2017, compared with the previous year. The new vehicle will add to Grand Yorkshire’s capacity for its popular guided whole and half-day tours to attractions in Yorkshire outside the city – such as the ever-popular trip to Whitby, Goathland and the North York Moors (with steam train ride included) as well as places like Castle Howard, Fountains Abbey and the Yorkshire Dales.

Chris Magee, Director of Grand Yorkshire (pictured), said: “It’s boom time for Yorkshire tourism and York is at the heart of the growth. The exchange rates undoubtedly help and we’ve noticed a big increase in visitors from across the world, in particular from Asia and North America, who come to see what makes Yorkshire world-famous. Next year looks to be stronger than ever and our growing fleet means we’re well placed to welcome even more visitors to see what Yorkshire has to offer.”

You can see coverage of our news on York’s local newspaper – The York Press – here: http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/business/news/15808618.Tour_firm_wins_booming_trade/?ref=mac

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