What is the project?

US Connections is a collection of new bookable product, presented in the form of suggested itineraries, based on key themes that have appeal to US visitors: United Allies – D-Day & the special relationship, Faith & Religion, and the Great Migration including Mayflower.

These itineraries connect historical and cultural links between our two nations, and offer a ‘real England’ experience by placing tour guides – with local knowledge and fascinating stories to tell – at the heart of the visitor experience. The itineraries are suitable for groups and FITs; and particularly special interest groups, ancestral tourists and Mayflower descendants.


Key markets


How to get involved

Intermediaries /
those selling England

US Connections’ thematic content is available for you to package as a full itinerary or use in modular components alongside existing tours. A programme of trade familiarisation trips is underway and trade support is available to provide information on the destinations and products. Marketing content is available including an image library. If you would like to feature the project itineraries in your programmes, or would like to discuss opportunities, please contact Emma Tatlow to discuss your requirements.

Products / suppliers

The destinations covered by US Connections are: Bristol, Cambridge, Cornwall, English Riviera, Essex, Gloucester, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Plymouth and Worcestershire. If you have a product or tour related to the themes developed by US Connections, in one of these destinations, then please get in touch with Emma Tatlow in the first instance to see if there are opportunities to get involved in this project.

Forthcoming important dates

National Tour Guiding Conference, London – 9 November 2018