Cornwall looks forward to a tourist boom

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The announcement that the next G7 leaders’ summit will be held in Cornwall is a double edged sword for the Cornish. In addition, the leaders of four other countries have been invited as well.

Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Image – John Such/Visit Cornwall

On the one hand it means they will have to put up with security people checking out the place for a few weeks beforehand, a big influx of journalists, the hangers-on of politicians and traffic jams during the summit and then an influx of tourists afterwards after they have seen on the news reports just how beautiful and inviting Cornwall can be.

Visit Cornwall must be delighted to have get such multi-million publicity. Whether the locals are so pleased is another matter.

But they should be pretty happy afterwards.

It is hard to see that Cornwall will not do well out of this. News broadcasters will want to do scene-setting stories beforehand showing where Cornwall is and what if offers and if that doesn’t inspire people to book then it will be a strange world.

It means that cottages, apartments, hotels, campsites and caravan parks should have a bumper season, even better than they might have expected given that this may well be another year of staycations.

Because the G7 is being held at Carbis Bay near St Ives, the art and craft studios, the potters and the Cornish food suppliers should have a busy time.

The Tregenna Castle Resort which is where the summit will be held can use this meeting in publicity for years to come.

Anyone involved in tourism or connected industries like souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes, attractions, tour guiding, food shops and petting farms should do well. Even bank managers should be salivating as they seem money coming into the local communities!

All it needs to top the summer off is for there to be good weather!

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