British Tourism week, which this year is 12th-20th March offers businesses an opportunity to promote the industry and have some fun. Businesses and organisations all over the UK and from every section of the tourism industry will be involved.
The key aims of the week are to;
- To increase awareness amongst the public of the diversity, accessibility and sustainability of the industry
- To promote training and professionalism within the industry
- To support the London 2012 Olympic and Paralymic Games
- Raise the profile and highlight the importance of tourism to the UK economy
This year the Nation’s piers will launch the week with ‘Party on the Pier’ on Saturday 12th March. Piers, harbours and jetties around the country will create events to draw attention to highlight the important role that piers play in the Great Seaside Day Out.
Several piers, including Brighton, Worthing, Bournemouth and Boscombe, Weston Super Mare, Cromer, Blackpool are holding a family fun event at 2pm on the 12th with each pier holding a ‘Congathon’, a conga around each pier with a variety of entertainment and to hopefully make a bid for the record of the most people in a single conga line on a pier.
As well as the Congathon there will be a series of events throughout the week on the pier, culminating in a firework display on the 19th at 9.30pm. On Friday 18th Simon Kirby MP will be there to talk about the Importance of Tourism in the Regeneration of the British Seaside. In line with the week various reader offers will also appear in The Argus,
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