West Lancs Labour MP Rosie Cooper joined Parliamentarians from around Britain in taking time out from Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday (5 March) to pledge their support for the second annual British Tourism Week from 10-18 March 2008.
Rosie said: “West Lancashire truly has something to offer for everyone and I’m particularly supportive of the current plans to market Ormskirk as a destination for daytrippers”. "Elsewhere in the district, we have the fantastic Martin Mere and Ashurst Beacon, not forgetting the picturesque villages such as Parbold, Scarisbrick, Halsall and Newburgh.
Tom Wright, chief executive of VisitBritain and co-chairman of British Tourism Week’s multi-sector steering committee, says: “This is a fantastic start ahead of British Tourism Week. It demonstrates MPs support for Britain’s fifth largest industry, for tourism in their area and the people who depend on it for their jobs and livelihoods. Their help will highlight the appeals of heritage sites and historic buildings, of exploring our countryside and cinematic landscapes or taking a break in contemporary cities.”
Already more than 100 different events are listed on the website and organisers hope that every region and destination will organise something to help businesses or raise awareness of tourism experiences among consumers.
Visit www.britishtourismweek.com for more information on the week of events being organised around the country.