Posts Tagged ‘ Anglesey ’

Llanfairpwll or Llanfair PG

Jun 19th, 2021 | By

A favourite answer in pub quizzes, now it seems to have become the fall-back tourism story when overseas news broadcasters want a story about the UK that is a bit quirky.

How great are the 2012 deals?

Mar 27th, 2012 | By

A few weeks back the government launched Britain’s first domestic advertising campaign – at the cost of £4million – which saw Stephen Fry and friends wax lyrical about the UK.

Britain: not just the Jubilee and the Olympics

Mar 7th, 2012 | By

At the New York Times Travel Show last weekend, Visit Britain, in the shape of Karen Clarkson, was asked what people should see in Britain this year. Apart from the Olympics and the Jubilee of course which, as she pointed out, last only a short period of time.

On Parade for the Wedding

Apr 28th, 2011 | By

As the great day approaches, 594 Guardsmen and 33 Officers from 3 Guards Regiments have been rehearsing at London’s Wellington Barracks. They are “Street Liners” in the Mall and in front of Buckingham Palace. In the meantime, like Joseph Woosnam, lots of us will be on parade at street parties up and down the country and across the world.

21st June: The Summer Solstice

Jun 21st, 2010 | By

Once again, I am going to relate what I am learning in my Geology studies to today: the Summer Solstice.
As you might remember from your science classes at school, our planet takes just over 365 days to orbit the Sun, a process upon which our calendar year is based. The Earth’s axis is tilted at an angle of 23.5 degrees: different parts of the Earth receive varying amounts of sunlight during the year, giving us our four seasons. The Summer Solstice, on the 21st June, represents the longest day of the year.

Green Tourism in a Demilitarised Zone

Dec 7th, 2009 | By

The interest in green/environmental/sustainable tourism has grown massively over the last decade and just about every destination preaches its green credentials. Brighton, for example, has been voted green capital of the UK. Kent has recently won £700,000 funding from the European Union for “coastal actions on sustainable tourism” whatever that means and Anglesey received funds a little while ago for coastal improvements. From further afield comes an example from South Korea where it is suggested that the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea becomes an ecological preservation area to protect wildlife.

Anglesey Tourism

Sep 22nd, 2009 | By

Tourism is also economic generation or even regeneration.

Let me explain. Investing in something that brings tourists to a destination means that money flows into the local economy. It also provides jobs or prevents jobs being lost. Persuading some manufacturer to base a factory in your area can cost more in development grants and subsidies than it may cost to develop a camp site or an attraction. So, more and more, places look to tourism as a way or killing two birds with one stone.