Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017
VisitBritain, the British official tourism body, has listed several anniversaries and celebrations as the country’s tourism highlights in 2017, including the anniversary of the first Harry Potter book, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.
Among the highlights are also the 200th anniversary of the death of the iconic writer Jane Austen and the 125th anniversary of the first Sherlock Holmes publication.
A wide range of other celebrations, attractions and openings in both cultural and sporting fronts are also listed on the website of VisitBritain.
Tourism is Britain’s seventh largest export industry and third largest service sector, as well as a major job creator.