Children across the region are back at school after the Easter holidays, next week. It's one of the most important periods for tourism on our region. But, after one of the coldest Easters on record, it's not been great for business. Here's Tom Barton with more
The Visit East Anglia tourism organisation is hoping visitors make spur-of-the-moment decision to come to the region this Easter despite the chilly weather.
Keith Brown says there are a lot of reasons to visit East Anglia where your want adventure or cultural breaks.
There are 20 million people within two-hours drive of the region.
Despite the poor weather Mr Brown says the figures coming through from tourism businesses are 'pretty positive and the outlook is quite strong'.
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Stansted Airport has announced new services to Morocco and Gran Canaria.
The flights will be operated by Thomson and First Choice and will begin the Summer of 2013.
The news follows Ryanair's announcement yesterday that it had launched its tenth direct flight connection to Poland flying to the brand new Warsaw Modlin Airport.