18 JULY 2022


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Article from BTNews 18 JULY 2022

Commonwealth Games

The 22nd Commonwealth Games is fast approaching, 28 July−8 August.  With its usual sense of timing the RMT transport trade union has called for a rail strike on 27 July which will cause chaos before this major international event.

Visit Britain has used the sports opportunity to host more than 40 top travel buyers, tour operators and trade media from Australia, Canada and India on educational visits to Birmingham and the West Midlands during the Games.

The trade visits, which range from five-to-eight days, get underway from 25 July. As well as attending sporting events at the Games, the international buyers are visiting destinations and visitor attractions across the West Midlands, from a river cruise exploring Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, a culinary course in the heart of Birmingham’s Balti Triangle to a trip back in time at the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley.

The international buyers are also meeting to do business with British travel trade suppliers and destinations during the Games as part of a dedicated ‘Tourism Day’ on 5 August. The trade showcase is part of the programme of events at UK House, The Commonwealth Business Hub, led by the Department for International Trade.

Britain’s ability to host world-class sporting events will be in the global spotlight during the Games and the Tourism Day will see leading industry stakeholders come together to highlight the importance of major events to the visitor economy, harnessing opportunities to drive tourism across the nations and regions.



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