East Anglia: Greater Anglia and Visit East Anglia team up to promote rail-based tourism

Greater Anglia has teamed up with Visit East Anglia to offer a package of discounts for visitors tra

Greater Anglia has teamed up with Visit East Anglia to offer a package of discounts for visitors travelling around the region by train - Credit: Archant

REGIONAL train operator Greater Anglia and tourism promotion body Visit East Anglia have teamed up to launch a new package of discounts for tourists and visitors.

Two new brochures, Explore East Anglia and Experience East Anglia, contain vouchers which, in conjunction with a valid train ticket, offer spring-time savings on accommodation, restaurants, visitor attractions and shopping around Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

Both publications are available free at railway stations, and vouchers can also be downloaded from the train company’s website, at www.greateranglia.co.uk .

The promotion aims to provide an early-season boost to tourism, a key element within the East Anglian economy, and to make rail travel a more attractive and affordable option for visitors.

Each brochure also provides information about places to explore and experience around the region, with a focus on the “great outdoors”.

As well as the Broads National Park, the region can boast three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and many railway stations on the Greater Anglia network offer easy access to walking and cycling trails, parks, green spaces and nature reserves.

Lucy Downing of Visit East Anglia said, “East Anglia is a fantastic place for a short break or holiday, whether you’re in search of a quiet get-away-from-it-all escape, a walking or cycling holiday, or a bustling city break brimming with culture, heritage and shopping.

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“The fast, easy links by rail mean your break is truly relaxing from the moment you leave home and with the great range of money saving offers and Advance fares from Greater Anglia, mean visitors can enjoy a spring break for less.”

In addition the the discount vounchers, further savings can be made by taking advantage of Greater Anglia’s Advance purchase tickets or GroupSave deals which, subject to terms and conditions, allow three or four people to travel off peak for the price of two.

More details on what East Anglia has to offer can be found at www.visiteastanglia.net .