Ok, ok… So today’s blog entry is nothing more than a blatant celebration of where I live… Whilst sat on the loo in our newly decorated downstairs toilet with Cath Kidston wallpaper this morning reading the news headlines on my iPhone (Sky News application) – (erm, was that too much information?)… I read the headline that Bournemouth is the best UK holiday spot in the UK… Yay.
In this article at Sky News, the article says:
“The Dorset town came out top of 66 popular UK getaways in a survey from Virgin Money Travel Insurance aimed at finding the best holiday destinations at home.
Despite the wettest July on record, overseas trips by Britons fell 12% in the year to July and were 16% down in May, June and July compared with last year.
Bournemouth was picked as a hotspot because it scored well on a number of key holiday demands.
These included weather, the cost of a week’s hotel stay, price and availability of restaurants, quality of beaches and the overall cost and number of nearby tourist attractions.
Brighton was another popular pick
Other South Coast towns scored highly with Brighton and Portsmouth in second and third.
Scarborough was fourth and London came fifth.
The capital did less well because it does not have a beach.
At the other end of the spectrum, visitors to Loch Ness were less satisfied, with the area coming bottom in a large part because of bad weather.
Loch Ness was rated the worst partly because of the weather, while Wells in Somerset, the Shetland Islands, Southwold in Suffolk and Portrush in Northern Ireland were also in the bottom five.
“Everyone’s idea of a great holiday is different and the UK has plenty of great places to visit but it’s definitely Bournemouth for the all-round experience,” said Grant Bather of Virgin Money Travel Insurance.
Loch Ness is less of a draw
Mark Smith, director of tourism at Bournemouth Borough Council, said: “With our stunning gardens and seven miles of golden sandy beach, Bournemouth has been no stranger to winning awards and we are delighted to have retained the distinction of ‘Best UK Resort’.
“This accolade is great testament to the hard work and effort that everyone puts in to ensure we provide a fantastic experience for tourists.
“Bournemouth is a premier destination; it’s cosmopolitan, vibrant and forward-looking and fully deserves to be recognised as the leading resort in the UK.”
So there you have it, nothing to do with hypnosis or hypnotherapy today, just a celebration of my hometown, well done Bournemouth! 🙂
They obviously didn’t survey any car drivers in Bournemouth, Adam. I guess they were all driving around looking for somewhere affordable to park!
Despite that, I just seem to love visiting Bournemouth ever since I met you and went on your Diploma course. I don’t know if it was something my unconscious mind picked up…
Ha, though apparently parking is being addressed and certainly Boscombe beach has new parking facilities… We’ll see about the rest.
I have loved the place ever since I moved here 8 years ago and what with me meeting my wife here, having my courses run from here, and my family all close by, I really consider it home now.
Sweet memories……..I love those beach huts. This is where Jenny ( 18 now) learned the colours in German- dunkelblau….I would prefer Bournemouth to Brighton any time as the sandbeaches are so much mor comfortable than the pepplebeaches. Maybe going into a hypnoitsed state might me think the pepples soft ans snugg……I might have to practise some more …..
Heidi, I agree, the pebble beaches are not a patch on our golden sands!
Thank you, always lovely hearing from you 🙂