£100m tourism boost

PUBLISHED: 13:00 13 January 2011

(c) Adam Gault

WESTON is set to benefit from a £100million cash pot being set up to boost tourism in British seaside towns.

The marketing fund will be built up by the Government and major tourism businesses in a bid to make the country one of the top five tourist destinations in the world.

Launching it this week, Weston MP and Tourism Minister John Penrose, said Weston would benefit from the funding.

He said: “Places like Weston have suffered particularly harshly from the decline of the traditional British seaside holiday.

“But now, thanks to the hard work of local businesses and council, with plenty of support from residents, Weston is undergoing a major renaissance with a new pier, seafront and developments like Dolphin Square in the pipeline too.

“This campaign could help attract even more visitors to our town, creating more jobs and boosting our local economy even further.”

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