Posts Tagged ‘ retail tourism ’

What a difference a metre makes

Jun 22nd, 2020 | By

Retailing is a significant tourism draw although quite often overlooked

Retail Tourism

Nov 28th, 2010 | By

In survey after survey, one of the reasons given for visiting a place is the shopping. We have weekend shopping trips to places as far away as Dubai. Coach companies do day trips to places like the Metrocentre in Gateshead. Outlet stores form retail parks such as in Bicester or outside Chester. Even when people spend a two week sun filled beach holiday in Spain, shopping is one of the things people indulge in.
So it was with some interest that I heard most of the debate in parliament on Wednesday on the future of independent retail. Tourism is integral with shopping. Good shops attract us to them. But did I hear much about tourism? Despite the fact that many MP’s were from areas that attract tourists, the answer was no.