businesses in Burnham-On-Sea area feel financial pinch
businesses in Burnham-On-Sea enjoyed a busy August Bank Holiday
weekend, but trade over the whole summer has been generally disappointing,
according to one tourism expert.
guesthouse owner Tom Ashton, who is also a director of Somerset
Tourism Association, told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "The
Burnham area has seen more summer day-trippers and short stay
visitors than in previous years."
"I think this may be a sign of the times as families feel
the effects of the financial downturn and have less to spend on
"Many guesthouses and holiday parks in the Burnham area
have been busy with short-stay visitors, but they don't seem to
have been spending a great deal in local shops and cafes - another
indication of the economic conditions."
Over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the changeable weather
also meant beaches in Burnham, Berrow and Brean were quieter than
some previous years.