British Tourism Week Begins
Despite what I wrote two days about how the British Airways story might damage the start of British Tourism Week most TV channels that I saw ran the story about the beacons being lit all along Hadrian’s Wall. This virtually signalled (literally as well) the beginning of the week although the official opening is at the Celtic Manor Hotel-site of this years Ryder Cup-today.
There is a lot available to enjoy this coming week, some free, some with a charge. Perhaps the offer by the National Trust for free entry next weekend is the most appealing as they have properties throughout England and Wales. (For reasons, I don’t understand, Scotland had their British Tourism Week last week although a few events are still to take place.
Throughout the week, we will be highlighting some of the events taking place around the countries.
Let’s start off with one of the great UK holiday destinations,- Blackpool.
A string of things are laid on to celebrate the week starting off with the opening of British Tourism week at Sea Life where there will be a pirate theme for the whole week. Sea Life has Europe’s largest collection of tropical sharks and one diver is supposedly going to swim around with them. Years ago I had a friend who swam with the sharks in Manly Aquarium in Sydney as part of the tourist attraction. She always said that if one came too close then she would hit it on the snout with a silver spoon and it would leave her alone. Where she got the silver spoon from, whether a stainless spoon would do and how she found out I never asked. So if the diver in Blackpool has a problem then they know what he/she should do.
Local residents can get 50% entry off Blackpool Zoo but anyone can take advantage off the price of a one day saver ticket on Blackpool buses. For a full day’s travel it will only cost £3 on any day throughout March. And at night you will be unable to forget what week this is as the British Tourism Week logo will be projected as part of the nightime light shows.
see www.visitblackpool.com for more information