Over 80 tourism-related businesses, organisations and individuals from Felixstowe joined together on Thursday 22nd March at the seafront Copas Bar (Manning’s Amusements) to officially launch the new 2018 tourism season in the seaside town.
Held as part of English Tourism Week (17th to 25th March), representatives from attractions, accommodation providers, shops and event organisers were in attendance, as the new Visit Felixstowe website and DL promotional leaflet was officially launched.
Nick Barber, Chairman of the Visit Felixstowe Tourism Working Group also announced the six ‘highlights’ shortlisted for the first Tourism Award – which is a celebration of the past year. These are Felixstowe Museum, the Festival of Fabric, Felixstowe Pier, the Felixstowe Carnival Proms Concert, Felixstowe Ferry Golf Course and the Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend. An online public vote will be running from next week on the Visit Felixstowe website (www.visitfelixstowe.org.uk) which will decide the overall winner for 2018.
During the launch event, Copas Bar and The Turtle and Bear Sandwich Shop (26B Beach Station Road) provided a tasty range of sandwiches and ‘tapas’ samples from their menus.
Helen Greengrass, Felixstowe Forward Change Director said: “We are so overwhelmed by the support of this second launch event, which has doubled in attendance. It is great that so many of our Felixstowe tourism-based businesses and organisations have come together to work in partnership and offer great days by the sea for everyone in 2018. A big thank you to everyone who came along to support this event”.
For further information, please contact Felixstowe Forward on 01394 444577 or 01394 444884