tourist centre near Burnham named ninth best in England
has been showered on the tourist information centre based at Sedgemoor
Services on the M5 motorway near Burnham-On-Sea, after it scooped
three prestigious awards.
The centre, run by Somerset County Council, has been ranked ninth
out of 302 Tourist Information Centres following a mystery shopper
visit organised by Visit England.
In addition, the centre achieved a Green Tourism Business Scheme
bronze award, which recognised the teams environmental policies
and promotion of sustainable tourism in Somerset. The centre was
also a finalist in the '2009-2010 Tourism Excellence Awards'.
Mark Alley, Centre Manager, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
are incredibly proud to represent Somerset. These achievements
are a credit to all of the centre staff, the vital support of
Somerset County Council and our colleagues at County Hall, who
have all worked tremendously hard in the transformation of the
support from the tourism trade has been fantastic, and without
their ongoing support we wouldn't be able to continue our development
and aim higher in all three awards next year."
news comes as a meeting is to be held next week regarding the
furture of Burnham's seafront tourist information centre - as
first reported here.
are Tracey Huett (Senior Information Assistant) and Mark Alley
(Centre Manager) with some of the centres awards