Tag Archives: Tourism

North West Seaside Award Winners – 2014

Keep Britain Tidy has today (20th May) announced national winners of the Seaside Awards, with thirteen beaches in North West England achieving the standards required. These are (from north to south): St Bees, Silecroft and Haverigg, Cumbria (managed by Copeland Borough Council) Morecambe North and Morecambe South (managed by Lancaster City Council) Ferry Beach and Rossall Beaches,

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Welcome to Morecambe Bay course – training to boost the visitor economy

‘Welcome to Morecambe Bay’, a new, bespoke customer-service training course, is taking place for the first time in Cumbria on Tuesday 13 May at the Forum in Barrow with further courses taking place over the next 12 months.  The one-day training course combines customer care with product knowledge so that visitors get the best possible

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European Environment Agency produces report on current state of Europe’s coastal environments

The European Environment Agency has recently produced a report discussing the current state of Europe’s coastal regions. Coastal regions are essential for Europe’s economy, generating around 40% of its GDP. The natural assets that provide for the European economy continue to degrade as a result of increasing human activity. Such activities include resource extraction, shipping,

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Marine Conservation Society release water quality results for Bathing beaches in Britain 2014

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has released results of water quality for Bathing Beaches across Britain (2014). A record 70% of Britain’s beaches are graded as “excellent”. Beaches of North West England including Formby, Meols, Moreton, Silecroft, ST Bees and West Kirby Main are classified as “MCS Recommeneded” For more information on bathing beach water and water quality

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Study of economic valuation for marine and coastal recreation in West Wales

Study of economic valuation for marine and coastal recreation in West Wales Together, the Marine Planning Consultants (MPC), Atkins and Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF) have produced a report determining the economic value of marine and coastal recreation in West Wales. The purpose of the pilot study was to examine individual expenditure per day for each

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Regional Parks: Delivering Sustainable Tourism at the Coast? conference report