Cartoons in Tourism

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You might remember that I mentioned some while ago (CD-Traveller, 14 December 2008) that there would be an international competition, the first of its kind, for tourism cartoons. Just under 600 works were submitted from 50 countries. 269 cartoonists took part in the Turkish organised competition.

The winner was Cemalettin Guzeloglu from Turkey with his cartoon of a cruiseship moored in some big city. Exiting the boat is a ramp with rows of unloaded supermarket trolleys on the quayside. The assumption is that all cruiseship passengers do is to shop.

Six of the cartoons can be found at www.tabrizcartoons.com.

Will this competition now become an annual event?

Closer to home in Shrewsbury this coming April will be the annual cartoon festival that they have held since 2003. It doesn’t have a tourism theme, this year it is about magic. This is an attraction with a different approach and, over the three days, it will attract thousands of people.

See

www.shrewsburycartoonfestival.com  for more details.

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