With millions of disabled tourists contributing billions to the economy, attraction owners and accommodation providers are waking up to the importance of accessibility. But, as Lauren Cope reports, there is much more to be done.
Campsite - it is a word which for many will dredge up memories, whether fond or loathed, of family breaks and school trips, battles to put up a tent in the rain, beans over the fire and almost-clean shower blocks.
Natural England has today opened the latest stretch of the England Coast Path in Norfolk – 21 miles from Hopton-on-Sea to Sea Palling – as statistics reveal people make more than 300 million visits a year to England’s coastline.
Hoteliers and proprietors are being urged to capitalise on flash sale websites which have upped occupancy by up to a third for hotels in the region and generated out of season spending in the wider tourism industry.
As the economy bites, review websites prosper and the market expands, it’s a challenging time to run a restaurant. Reporter Lauren Cope speaks to three local owners to see how they are faring in these changing times.