Plymouth is in the Top Ten by Lynne Mashhadi 27/03/2009
Fantastic news for Plymouth is that is has been voted among the top ten tourist destinations in Britain by 'Which? Holiday' publican. The magazine stated that Plymouth 'is the perfect destination for anyone wanting to combine a city break with an escape to the country'.
Fantastic news for Plymouth is that is has been voted among the top ten tourist destinations in Britain by 'Which? Holiday' publican. The magazine stated that Plymouth 'is the perfect destination for anyone wanting to combine a city break with an escape to the country'. It also commented that Plymouth 'is completely undervalued as a tourist destination, despite having so much to offer'.
Why is Plymouth so undervalued? When you tell people you come from Plymouth they tend to look rather blank, and the next thing you know, they are asking you when you are going back to Portsmouth. No it's Plymouth. Plymouth clearly is not very good at marketing itself as only the people who actually live here seem to know what a great place it is. Maybe this new accolade from 'Which? Holiday' magazine will give Plymouth some of the publicity and recognition it desperately needs.
Tourism already brings a lot of money into Plymouth, but the city could benefit from a whole lot more. But Plymouth needs to gear up to this new status and make sure that tourists have the great holiday they deserve when they come here. That way they will come back and tell all their friends what a wonderful place Plymouth is. Why do we want more tourists clogging up our streets? Because they bring money with them which ends up in our pockets. Also it's kind of flattering if people want to come here, after all we're lucky enough to enjoy it all the year round.
About the Author:
Lynne has lived in Plymouth for nearly 20 years, and wouldn't live anywhere else.
The Plymouth Blog is where she talks about things that are happening in Plymouth and how they affect the people who live here. She's lived in Luton, London, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Cardiff and Bristol, but chose to come and live in Plymouth over 20 years ago because she saw what a great place it is.
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