£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.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Weston Mercury. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Weston Mercury