Thursday, March 15, 2007

Margate The New Marbella

Read it and weep Ramsgate. According to a new report, Margate is becoming the new Marbella!

The Post Office believes that a new holiday trend is now emerging. A new study has found that 13 per cent of people in Britain are planning to holiday at home this year, largely because it is seen as a more environmentally-friendly strategy.

Nearly four in ten of those surveyed said that the UK has a great deal to offer and it seems Margate will be one of the preferred choices this summer.

Post Office head of travel Kevin McAdam said: "People are now more than ever making important lifestyle decisions based on their knowledge and understanding of environmental issues. As a result, many travellers are planning to make the most of the UK's holiday spots.

"Our advice is that the travel industry will have to wake up to the fact that Margate could be the new Marbella."

"Visitors are advised to drop in on Margate Museum, which investigates the town's fascinating history through a series of displays and exhibitions. The magical Shell Grotto is similarly popular, as is the annual jazz festival in July."

"Plans are also underway to build a permanent gallery in Margate in honour of JMW Turner's association with the town, although this has provoked a fair amount of controversy in the local area. "

Ed: Comments invited.. I'm looking forward to reading them!


Anonymous said...

YES!our beaches are fantastic and as turner said"our skies are the most beautiful in the world"we ARE getting there with lots of new stuff happening in the old town,cafe's on the piazza,jazz fetivals in the summer great new restaurants and if the shell grotto is better advertised it could be one of the wonders of the world!

Anonymous said...

Ev'nin Sandy....

Eastcliff Richard said...
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Eastcliff Richard said...

So let me get this straight. The Post Office think Margate is Marbella. Why am I not surprised? I suspect this may be the reason your pools coupons have been going astray.

Anonymous said...

I am an old cynic. If the great British Public are developing an environmental conscience, I cannot detect it. The litter outside schools, on our towns' streets and on our country lanes in Thanet would indicate the opposite. If people intend to stay in UK it is either because Brown's taxes and lack of money prevents them disappearing abroad or because the recent summers have been dry and HOT! Wait until we get a wet typical summer!