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HANDBOOK OF BRITAIN LAUNCHED

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What is mainly flat, mostly green and contributes over£20 billion to the Exchequer every year? Answer: Tourist Br...
What is mainly flat, mostly green and contributes over£20 billion to the Exchequer every year? Answer: Tourist Britain, as described by Lord Bradford, landowner, writer and restaurateur in his essay

Visiting Wealth On The Nation in the Foreword to Britain 1997: An Official Handbook - the most authoritative annual compendium of life in Britain, compiled and produced by the Central Office of Information.

The book asks:

-- Why do tourists congregate in south-east England when such places as Wigan and Bradford (no relation) have so much to offer?

-- Why don't we invest more money in the industry, when every extra pound spent on promoting tourism produces over four pounds in additional tax revenue and creates jobs?

-- How do you reconcile tourism with conservation of the countryside, ease of movement in the major 'tourist' cities and the needs of local economies?

This year's Handbook covers a diversity of subjects from Tourism to Defence; from Overseas Relations to The Media; from Health and Sport to the Fishing Industry; and from Science and Technology to Justice and the Law.

Comprising almost 600 pages and recognised worldwide as an established work of reference, it draws on a wide range of authoritative sources to provide a factual and up-to-date overview of recent developments in Britain, complete with charts, tables and photographs.

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