Posts Tagged ‘ Jorvik Centre ’

Saturday snippets: 11th February 2017

Feb 11th, 2017 | By
aerial image of Maldives

No beer or sausages on Friday as the Germans try to persuade Adrian and others to write about Germany. What is the world coming to?

Flooded tourism centres

Jan 15th, 2016 | By

Earlier this week there was a brief debate in the House of Lords about the floods and the impact on tourism.

Saturday snippets: 2nd January 2016

Jan 2nd, 2016 | By

Adrian starts the year with a look at some of the anniversaries that will be celebrated in the UK this year

Yorkshire Medieval Festival

Aug 2nd, 2014 | By
Vikings invade Yorkshire

Starting this weekend and running until the end of August is the Yorkshire Medieval Festival which is organised by the Jorvik Group.

York and the visitor

Feb 14th, 2014 | By

Everyone knows that York is a tourist magnet. How much it relies on tourism becomes clear in the annual summary which points out that 7 million people visited the city spending £606 million. That spend has grown almost twelve-fold over the last quarter century.

The Viking Connection

Feb 5th, 2010 | By

I automatically think of 4 places in our countries when I think of Vikings; the Isle of Man, Orkney, Dublin and York. Were they a rampaging bunch of blonde warriors bent on raping and pillaging as the Horrible Histories tell us or is there more than that?
Yes that isn’t the total story. As usual it is more complicated but mixing the truth with what people think is a great way of attracting people to your event and none is better than the Jorvik Viking Centre in linking the two.

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.

Ian Skipper

Aug 1st, 2009 | By

A man few tourists will have heard of has died this week

His name may be unfamiliar but his achievements will be known. In York he was the driving force behind turning the excavations on the remains found into what became the Jorvik Centre. After that the company he set up, Heritage Projects, which used the skills of those people from the York work was used to promote other tourism work.