Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Tag: half term

Coping with Covid restrictions is a tall order for Blackpool’s tourism economy

Blackpool Tower SOS visitor economy hit tier 3 lockdown
Blackpool is a resort that’s synonymous with the amusements industry and the appeal of the traditional British seaside holiday. However, following its Tier 3 status operators are referring to a ‘chaos of silence’ as the once vibrant visitor economy transforms into a ghost town; one lit up in a warning red last week as Blackpool Tower signalled an SOS message from a town facing ‘irreparable damage’.

Butlin’s and Haven extend closure period

Butlin's Haven extend closure period
Butlin’s and Haven have both extended the period they expect to remain closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which will now include the week of the May half term.

Clacton Pier starts half term with a flyer

Clacton-Pier, half term
Clacton Pier’s 2019 season “got off to a flying start” last weekend, with warmer than usual temperatures combining with the beginning of half term to boost visitor numbers for the attraction. Along with busy rides and a bustling Seaquarium, the pier boasted a new ticket office for the season, and work continues on phase two of the Pier’s development to...

Half term shows promise that even UK weather cannot dampen

spring half term february weather
Try as it may, the predictably unpredictable British weather has not dampened the spirit of the hardy UK families during half-term, with some operators seeing the prospects of a promising year’s trading.   With half-term being a useful barometer for the coin-op industry,the first week back for operators, after a large attendance at both EAG and ICE, is looking encouraging for...