We officially launched the 2016/17 Visitor Guide at Alnwick Tourism Fair on Wednesday 16th March.
Mike Jones of Command Print Ltd, who designed the guide, handed out a copy to Jeff Sutheran from the award-winning St Cuthbert's House Bed and Breakfast in Seahouses. When I asked Jeff what he thinks of the guide, he said “It’s a fantastic asset for the area and it is always very popular with my guests who use it to plan their time on the coast.”
The Tourism Fair was a great day for meeting local businesses and talking to attractions based along the Coast. We were busy all day handing out a total of 1000 guides to local accommodation providers and tourism businesses in preparation for the start of the season.
We have increased the print run for this edition by 10,000 copies, to 50,000, to make sure we can meet demand right through the season. 2016/17 is the fifth edition of the guide, which is designed for post arrival use by visitors, and contains information about the area and tips for enjoying your stay. There are also articles on wildlife, historical features and geology as well as events, maps and places to visit in the AONB. The cover features a stunning photograph of Holy Island by local photographer Emma Rothera, who beat 103 other entries in the annual AONB photography competition to win this top spot.
The Visitor Guide is also available at Tourist Information Centres and other locations up and down the coast, and is downloadable from our website. You can contact us in the office on 01670 620306 for copies or to talk to us about advertising your business in next year’s guide.