short-listed for leading coach tourism award
has been short-listed for the prestigious award of the UK's 'Coach
Friendly Destination of the Year' in the 2018 National Coach Tourism
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
winning coach-friendly destination will be announced at an awards
ceremony on 21st March 2018 at the National Motorcycle Museum in
previously won the coveted title of 'UK Coach Friendly Destination
of the Year' at the 2016 National Coach Tourism Awards.