ENGLAND – Supporting the growing trend in ancestral tourism, US Connections, a large-scale collaboration between 13 destinations led by Destination Plymouth, has developed over 40 new bookable tourism products for international visitors that are available to book in 2020, the year that marks the official 400th commemoration year of the Mayflower.

Building on wider tourism activity planned as part of this Mayflower commemoration year, the US Connections themed tours have been developed specifically in response to research conducted amongst U.S. consumers and travel trade to understand more about what thematic content would appeal to them as international visitors to England. As a direct result of these findings, tour guides, visitor attractions and businesses from across the 13 regions of England have worked together to develop new bookable tours and experiences showcasing history, stories, local culture and often unexplored parts of England relating to these themes.

The bookable products include an organ recital of the Star Spangled Banner in Gloucester Cathedral, an American Military Trilogy tour with Travel England Tours visiting Prisoner of War graves, Slapton Sands and Normandy Hill in Plymouth and Devon, and the Pilgrim, Mice and Kings tour which takes visitors to the home villages of Mayflower Pilgrims.

For more information and to see details of all of the new tours and experiences, visit England-Connections.com.