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Yorkshire & Derbyshire offer best holiday rental deals

Holidaymakers should head north for the best holiday rental accommodation deals this summer, according to a survey.

Yorkshire, Derbyshire and the Scottish Highlands offer some of the best-value rental offers for the period July 13 to September 7, the survey by TripAdvisor showed.

The average weekly cost of a bedroom in holiday rental accommodation in Derbyshire this summer is £243, with the cost in Yorkshire being £252 and in the Scottish Highlands £262.

On the same basis, the highest cost is in London, at £687, which is only 3% less than last summer when the Olympics pushed up prices in the UK capital.

North East Lincolnshire tourist industry calls for extra help following landslide

The landslide near Hatfield

There's pressure for rail companies to give extra support to the tourist indusrty in North East Lincolnshire, after a landslide two months ago closed a major railway line.

The line connecting Cleethorpes to Doncaster was damaged near Hatfield Colliery in February. Local Councils have held talks with Network Rail and First TransPennine Express over its scheduled re-opening in July.

A number of ideas were put forward including possible half price fares and extra trains to help over the summer period.

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Toursim boost for Skegness

It may be December but tourism bosses in one seaside resort in Lincolnshire are already planning for the summer. 60,000 copies of a new visitor guide for Skegness and the surrounding areas have been unveiled today by East Lindsey District Council.

The council's also planning to run a huge bus advertising campaign in the West Midlands, to try and bring more visitors to the area. As Kate Hemingway reports:

Increased number of visitors to Yorkshire

Visitor numbers to Yorkshire have increased during what's been a tough year nationally, according to latest figures.

Trips to the county were up 16.3% for the period September 2011 to August 2012 according to the official Great Britain Travel Survey.

Advertisements including branding every ticket barrier at London's Kings Cross station with Welcome to Yorkshire, a television ad campaign and product placement promoting the county in Emmerdale, are all thought to have helped.

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Tourism in Cleethorpes

Tourism bosses in Cleethorpes are offering residents on the north bank of the Humber a cut-price crossing to help boost the economy on the south bank.

They say they will turn toll receipts into cash to spend in the resort in an effort to attract from visitors from Hull and other parts of East Yorkshire.David Hirst reports.

Barnsley aims for tourism honour

A visitor attraction in Barnsley has been shortlisted for a national award.

Cannon Hall Farm, which has animals including pigs, sheep, cattle and llamas, has been shortlisted in the Visit England Awards for Excellence. The final takes place today.

We are keeping our fingers crossed for national success. We are proud to live in Barnsley, people have preconceptions about it, but it's a wonderful area with great people and we are happy to be playing our part in putting this fantastic part of England on the UK tourist map.

– Richard Nicholson, Director

Cannon Hall Farm was praised in the regional finals for its all-night Lambing Live event that allowed visitors to witness the birth of lambs and piglets, and its Halloween Pumpkin Festival, where more than 5,000 pumpkins were carved.

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