Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tag: Coastal

APPG shines light on seaside hospitality plight

Parliament Hospitality Tourism APPG new report
The latest white paper from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Hospitality and Tourism has underlined the importance of the UK’s devastated hospitality sector to hundreds of struggling seaside communities.

Blackpool numbers way up on pre-lockdown levels

Blackpool busy post lockdown
An anecdotal surge in footfall at Britain’s coastal resorts has been borne out by hard numbers - with research by think-tank the Centre for Cities suggesting visitation is up in Blackpool a full 30 per cent on pre-lockdown levels.

Seven percent of coastal tourism businesses closed for good

Coastal Tourism Covid-19 economic impact
The economic impact of Covid-19 has caused seven percent of coastal tourism businesses to shut up shop for the foreseeable future - and the value of the industry could be almost halved.

Shifting sands: One coast, a multitude of approaches to re-opening

Brighton Pier closed Coinslot journeys the south coast round to the east and discovers that there’s nothing normal about local policy to re-opening arcades
Coinslot journeys the south coast round to the east and discovers that there’s nothing normal about local policy to re-opening.

Empty streets highlight high-street plight

high Street British Retail Consortium
Shuttered shops and empty pavements in what are usually some of the nation’s busiest coastal towns merely underline what could be the final destination for Britain’s beleaguered high street. The race to save the high street in the country’s most vulnerable economies is on

From ghost town to arts hub: The unstoppable rise of Margate

Margate regeneration
The opening of the Turner Contemporary in 2010 started the ball rolling on a wave of gentrification in the coastal town of Margate.

Coastal campaign trail defined by Brexit

Coastal campaign Brexit
Poor infrastructure, sky-rocketing business rates and flagging leisure spend may be holding back many of the UK’s coastal towns, but Brexit remains at the..

Consistent content quality key to coastal success

Blueprint Gaming
Ensuring that customers can find recognisable, quality game content when they visit the coast is an integral part of of Blueprint Operations’ seaside strategy, comments Gavin Wright, sales manager. Coinslot: How important is the coastal market for the wider indusry? Gavin Wright: “Blueprint Operations is the leading manufacturer of gaming machines in the UK. We see our coastal operators as being...

The Labour Party’s coastal identity crisis

Labour Party
The Labour Party’s identity crisis has hit the coast, with MEP Alex Mayer stating that “more focus on visiting the natural heritage along the coast over penny machines, cheap beer and neon lights” is the right move forward. So is this the party of the working class? There are few more quintessentially English postcard images than deckchairs lining a sandy beach...

NCTA partners with Hertz to boost coastal tourism

The National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA) has announced a long-term partnership agreement with global car rental company Hertz to support its remit to help drive economic growth around UK coastal resorts.   The first result of the new partnership has been a study that examines the perceptions of people who do not go to the coast. The NCTA said the research provided...

Report warns government not doing enough to stop seaside falling behind

CS2542-Amusements- Seaside Economies
New research commissioned by the BBC has found that the government is not doing enough to stop seaside towns falling behind their inland equivalents.   A new report has warned that government policy has focused too heavily on affluent parts of the UK at the expense of coastal communities. The research, conducted by independent think tank the Social Market Foundation, found...

Coastal business district plans positive for Lincolnshire operators

Coinslot - Lincolnshire
As coastal business districts aim to improve Bournemouth and Blackpool’s resort offering, Lincolnshire businesses have voted to go the same way, with Butlins Skegness among those hoping for a significant boost on the East coast economy.   The Lincolnshire Coastal Destination Business Improvement District (LCDBID) was successfully voted through last month, with the group behind the the project hoping it can...