Monday, December 6, 2021

Tag: easter

Road to recovery: Furious, frustrated and a roadmap to redundancies

John White Bacta Roadmap to recovery
There was nothing sanguine about Bacta’s response to Boris Johnson’s roadmap to recovery. The gentlest warning John White could sound was “the existential threat” now facing seasonal businesses. Seven bank holidays and two Easter weekends have now been lost - and with a roadmap leading to a red light, the sector is deflated, both mentally and financially

Wales may open in time for Easter, hints Drakeford

Mark Drakeford contemplating Wales Easter reopening
The Welsh government has confirmed that it is contemplating reopening its economy in time for the Easter holiday. In an interview with BBC Breakfast earlier this week..

White on Easter re-opening: Plan for the worst, hope for the best

John White Bacta Easter reopening plan worst hope best
Bacta CEO John White has assured members he understands the “truly desperate situation” the sector finds itself in - but warned that amusement professionals shouldn’t hold their breath for a re-opening in time for Easter.

Staycation prices triple as holiday park demand soars

Staycation Easter holiday park prices up
Haven, Butlin’s and Center Parcs have stated “high demand” has forced Easter holiday prices at their resorts to triple, as the resorts set their stock by a March reopening.

Tourism sacrifices £2bn over Easter

Easter seaside Tourism
The tourism industry has sacrificed £2bn over the Easter holidays as seaside resorts across the country urged tourists to stay away despite the impact their absence will have on businesses.

Southend Pier confirms over 18,000 Easter visitors

Southend Pier
New figures from Southend Council have revealed that a total of 18,461 people visited the pier over the Easter bank holiday weekend - more than for the whole of March.

Skegness gears up for Easter despite storms

Skegness eye
Despite the last few weeks bringing uncustomarily stormy weather, the new seafront Skegness Eye is being geared up for a pre-easter opening. Whilst inclement weather curtailed what was supposed to be a soft opening for the attraction, both the Mayor of Skegness, Danny Brookes and Jan de Koning of The Giant Wheel Co remained undeterred by the wind. Additionally Koning...

Bringing out the big hitters

JNC sales, redemption machines, industry, easter
Strong EAG debuts for JNC’s latest prize and redemption machines have certainly set the tone this season, and Easter seemingly can’t come soon enough for many of the company’s big hitting redemption products. The new-look sales team of Tom Clarke and Sam Coleman have been busy talking customers through JNC’s most recent releases, with family-focussed redemption games that represent strong...

Clacton Pier development on course for Easter deadline

Clacton Pier, development, Easter, deadline
Bosses at Clacton Pier have revealed that work on phase two of a £4m development to upgrade its attractions has overrun, but assurances have been given that it will be ready for the new season. The scheme is ‘slightly behind schedule’ due to extra work being required than was initially anticipated, but it is still expected that the central concourse...

Blackpool’s Easter prospects hit by rail works delay

blackpool station easter
If you were a Blackpool amusements operator, you should be pretty pissed off at the mess Northern Railway has made of delivering an improved transport network in time for the crucial Easter period. One of the most important trading weeks for local operators, travelling to Blackpool during the Easter break by train will not be possible. Railway services, which were...

Grand pier gears up for early Easter

Easter is coming early in 2018, and while that poses challenges for the amusements industry, Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare is preparing by “offering customers more than ever”.   Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier is upping its entertainment offering in time for a 30 March Good Friday, as it prepares for a “tricky” early Easter. Coming more than two weeks later than in 2017, this...