British Heritage Cities to update Web site

LONDON -- Marketing group British Heritage Cities announced at World Travel Market here that it will re-launch an updated Web site next month in an effort to sell more Americans on land-only BritRail packages to its five historic U.K. member cities.

The redesigned British Heritage Cities site, at www.heritagecities.co.uk, also will feature a new searchable database of events, and links to official city Web sites maintained by members Bath, Chester, Stratford and York in England, and Edinburgh, Scotland.

"The launch ... will mark the beginning of a concerted effort to raise the profile of Britain's heritage cities worldwide," said spokesman Colin Potts of British Heritage Cities.

BritRail's six-night "Britain's Secrets" packages combine accommodations with breakfast, a one-day London Pass, four-day standard BritRail FlexiPass, and sightseeing vouchers good for Bath, Chester, Stratford and York.

BritRail, which pays agents 9% commission, also offers similar packages to Edinburgh, Scotland.

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