December 18, 2017
Burnham-On-Sea short-listed for leading coach tourism award

Burnham-On-Sea has been short-listed for the prestigious award of the UK's 'Coach Friendly Destination of the Year' in the 2018 National Coach Tourism Awards.

It comes amid an ongoing project, led by Burnham-On-Sea Chamber Of Trade, to encourage coach firms to bring visitors into the town centre, boosting the economy.

The project is supported by local businesses, the Town Council and Sedgemoor District Council and has attracted a flow of coach visitors through the year, potentially helping to contribute towards Burnham town centre's footfall increase.

"We are delighted that Burnham has been short-listed for this award - it is great recognition for our town and those involved in the continuing work to attract coach visitors here," said a spokesman for Burnham Chamber of Trade.

"Coach visitors coming to Burnham enjoy our town's independent shops, the seafront, beach and local cafes. With a good-sized coach parking area that's well located for easy reach of the town centre via a short and flat walk, Burnham is a perfect location for them."

The project to promote the town to the coach tourism trade is led by a team of local business people from Burnham-On-Sea Chamber of Trade and Burnham's Coach Destination Manager, Les Barber.

Town councillor Andy Brewer, who is an independent member of the project group and attends its meetings, praised the project's work during this month's Burnham and Highbridge Town Council meeting.

The winning coach-friendly destination will be announced at an awards ceremony on 21st March 2018 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

Burnham previously won the coveted title of 'UK Coach Friendly Destination of the Year' at the 2016 National Coach Tourism Awards.


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