summer season predicted for Burnham's tourism industry
businesses in the Burnham-On-Sea area look set to enjoy a bumper
holiday season this year, according to local tourist bosses.
bookings at many holiday parks and accommodation providers are
up on previous years and the prospects look positive with less
than a month until the schools break up for the busy summer holiday
Jefferies, Burnham's tourist information centre manager, and Vicky
Banham, Sedgemoor District Council's Tourism Officer, say the
season has got off to a good start.
bookings are up for the holiday period and there are very positive
signs for it being a good year," Ian told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"Many local tourism businesses are upbeat about their numbers
of bookings compared to other years."
added: "After so much national media attention on the Somerset
floods last year, the coverage raised the area's profile. Now,
long after the floods have gone, tourists are coming back to see
our lovely area for themselves. It looks like being a very busy
Ashton, a director of Visit Somerset and Chairman of BIARS, the
group which runs Burnham's tourist information centre, added:
"In Burnham, it looks like being a very positive summer -
many local accommodation providers here are seeing bookings up
10% on last year. Somerset provides great value holidays in glorious
the local tourism business owners who agree is Phoebe Pearce at
Round Tower Guesthouse on Burnham's seafront, who told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I agree that advance bookings are up after a slow start.
We're busier than previous years - and it's really positive to
see the length of bookings increasing along with return visits."
Top - Ian Jefferies, Burnham's tourist information centre manager,
and Vicky Banham, Sedgemoor District Council's Tourism Officer