March 10, 2011
tourist guide launches ahead of 'bumper' season
new 2011 tourist guide was formally launched on Thursday (March
10th) as local tourism businesses look forward to what promises
to be a 'bumper' season.
24-page glossy brochure was officially unveiled on Burnham's Esplanade
by Bob Nicholson, Chairman of Somerset Tourism Association.
total of 100,000 copies have been printed and these are being
distributed at Tourist Information Centres, attractions and at
tourism exhibitions and shows.
brochure is also available from Burnham's Tourist Information
Centre on The Esplanade and is funded by advertisers, who include
the indications are that this season is going to be another good
one for the local tourist trade," Bob told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
in Brean are already 20 per cent up on previous years and accommodation
providers in Burnham are also busy."
added that he thinks the recession and rising fuel costs are actually
likely to help the local tourist industry.
explained: "People have less money to spend on holidays and
high fuel costs mean they won't want to travel far, which will
help British seaside resorts like Brean and Burnham."
Tourism Association's Tom Ashton added: "Burnham guesthouses
are having their busiest Spring for many years. I think the Royal
wedding is helping in April as people look to extend their Easter
breaks into the following weekend when the extra bank holiday
will be held."
of Somerset Tourism Association attended the National Caravan
and Boat Show in Birmingham last week where 6,500 copies of the
brochure were handed out.