Friday, December 3, 2021

Tag: seaside towns

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.

What? Which? survey shows smaller seaside resorts are shining brighter

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According to the latest data from consumer association Which?, staycationers in the time of Corona are eying smaller destinations more favourably than their busier counterparts.

New calls rally for development in Scarborough “now more than ever”

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The local media in Yorkshire are raising the pressure on local authorities to regenerate the region’s coastal jewel, Scarborough.

Seaside towns gathering steam, but will small business owners survive?

Politicians are finally beginning to realise the potential of revitalising seaside towns, but will small business owners such as Mark Miller in Whitby be tolerant enough to stick around for the results? Patience, and profit margins, are certainly wearing thin. “Eventually the government will realise the value of our seaside towns,”says Mark Miller, owner of Millers Amusements in Whitby, with...

Kravis advises holistic approach to Minehead improvements

Design ideas for enhancing Minehead’s esplanade went on view to the public for consultation earlier this month, and Marcus Kravis, operator of The Arkade on said esplanade, is advising authorities to move forward with a holistic approach. Moreso, however, he is interested in what residents and weekend regulars of Minehead think of the plan, which has been drawn up by...

Clacton Pier to hold emergency services event

Clacton Pier
Clacton Pier is continuing with its support of the nation’s emergency services by hosting a free weekend event this month. On 16 and 17 June families from the blue light services will have the chance to enjoy the attractions and rides of the historic leisure destination free of charge, with up to four free wristbands given to each group. Ewelina Majewska,...

Bacta’s John White: FECs are the centerpiece of seaside-onomics

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As the government begins to take more of an interest in coastal communities and FOBTs are finally set to leave the agenda, CEO of Bacta John White explains that now is the time to sell the Great British seaside - and remind everyone what makes it so special. While there’s no escaping the fact that the weather is the “preeminent...

Sega sales GM discusses firm’s investment in seaside resorts

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Coinslot spoke to Justin Burke, Sega’s general manager - sales, about the increasing investment apparent amongst UK coastal operators and the positive impact this is having on the wider industry. Coinslot: Both for yourself, and the wider scope of the industry, how important are coastal operations? Justin Burke: “The UK coastal business is paramount to any manufacturer or supplier; given its...

Bank Holiday sizzler sees crowds flock to Clacton Pier

Bank Holiday Monday May 28
The crowds flocked to Clacton Pier again this bank holiday weekend helping to make it one of the busiest Mays on record. The sun shone and it followed up the success of the early May weekend – but visitors were being careful what they spent. With the 6.5acre landmark free to enter there were plenty taking a walk and a peep...

Seaside resorts top Brits’ favourite destination league

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  Analysis of British holidaymakers’ preferences by online booking engine Eviivo has revealed that the seaside is their favourite destination for extended weekend stays. Most popular weekend destination Blackpool London Edinburgh Torquay York Scarborough Weymouth Glasgow Llandudno Great Yarmouth Resorts including Blackpool, Great Yarmouth and Scarborough all charted highly in...