More Europeans heading for the West Country


Tourism Newquay and a number of the town’s leading hotels are reporting an increase in European bookings for the 2010 season, giving the popular resort a boost to its year round trade. The Euro to sterling conversion rates would appear to be making the UK, and in particular Newquay in Cornwall, a very popular destination for the overseas market.

Cornwall and Devon have always been popular destinations with overseas visitors with people from Germany, Holland and Belgium making up the bulk of European customers. And a number of hotels in the seaside resort have seen a clear increase in the number of group bookings for 2010. The Esplanade Hotel, for instance, has seen an increase in the number of European visitors staying at the hotel, with a growth of more than 20% year on year from 2008 for private and group bookings.

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