EDP readers back campaign for bank holiday to honour Norfolk hero Nelson
PUBLISHED: 20:50 05 March 2011 | UPDATED: 20:50 05 March 2011
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EDP readers have backed proposals that could pave the way for a Trafalgar Day bank holiday.
As reported yesterday, the coalition government has launched a consultation on whether the May Day bank holiday should end with a national day moved to April or October to extend the tourist season.
In an online poll on the EDP website yesterday, 45pc of respondents voted in favour of a Trafalgar Day bank holiday in October, 30pc for May Day to continue as it is, and 14pc for a St George’s Day bank holiday in April.
Norfolk tourism chiefs have backed the Trafalgar Day plans, which would celebrate the county’s connection with Horatio Nelson.
The bank holiday change is part of the government’s new tourism strategy to create new jobs in the industry, which also includes plans to simplify the tourist visa system, cut red tape, and create more apprenticeships.