MP pays tribute to Somerset tourism boss who has died
MP has paid tribute to the Chairman of Somerset Tourism Association
who has died this week.
Smart, pictured right, was a big personality and enthusiast
of Somerset who was a regular visitor to the Burnham area.
has died at home after a short illness and MP
James Heappey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was with huge
sadness that I heard of the death of Somerset Tourism Association
stalwart and Chairman Bob Smart."
have had the pleasure of working with Bob over the last few years
as I have sought to support him and the team at Visit Somerset
to show off all that is great about our County."
who knew Bob could not help but be struck by his incredible warmth,
generosity and his unstinting commitment to tourism in Somerset."
email of two weeks ago to his many friends and colleagues in which
he had accepted that the end of his life was coming but in which
he also shared his huge pride in all that he had done during his
life, was an inspiration to all."
Somerset tourism industry is now growing quickly; those of us
involved in building that success do so entirely on the foundations
left by Bob Smart."