Blackpool enjoyed a massive boom in tourism over the Easter break, with thousands of UK families flocking to the seaside resort for a weekend break away and staying in Blackpool hotels giving the seaside resort a boost.
Online PR News – 18-April-2009 – – Blackpool enjoyed a massive boom in tourism over the Easter break, with thousands of UK families flocking to the seaside resort for a weekend break away and staying in Blackpool hotels giving the seaside resort a boost.
The boost was so big that hoteliers in the region are set to continue to offer similar deals throughout the summer months, hoping to bring visitors back to the seaside resort.
http://www.iknow-northwest.co.uk, who feature hundreds of different types of accommodation in the Blackpool region, saw bookings for the seaside resort sore, as many travellers flocked to the North West to save money during the dreary credit crunch.
The UK’s fastest growing accommodation listing website also saw many visitors take advantage of the deals offered on the site, many booking well in advance to make full use of the Easter break.
And with the British weather lending a hand, many tourists made full use of the attractions at Blackpool resort, with bookings at Blackpool Pleasure Beach up a fifth from Easter 2008.
The Pleasure Beach has already seen a massive boost in sales from the beginning of this year with a spokesperson for the Pleasure Beach saying, "The Pleasure Beach has enjoyed a good Easter weekend.
"Thousands of families have been taking advantage of the good weather we have been having and visited the park. We have had a very encouraging start to the year as advanced sales are up 20 per cent year to date compared with last season."
With so many businesses across Blackpool offering a variety of deals for travellers to the seaside resort, Blackpool bed and breakfasts are jumping on board and offering packages at cheaper prices over the summer season.
Generally, the summer months sees hotels boost their rates in a bid to bag the most money over the summer season. This year, in the height of the credit crunch, hoteliers on http://www.iknow-northwest.co.uk have the traveller in mind, by keeping their prices at an all time low to suite people with a smaller budget.
Counc Maxine Callow, cabinet member for tourism and regeneration at Blackpool Council, said she was delighted the resort had been so busy. "People are finding it really expensive to go abroad because of the poor exchange rate on the euro. Blackpool has always been good value for money and now we have the quality as well.
"Hopefully everyone who came for the Easter weekend has had a good experience and will go home and tell their friends and neighbours that things are improving in Blackpool."
Iknow-northwest.co.uk is an online marketing consultancy, which acts as a platform for hotel owners to promote their businesses and offers. Visitors to the site can see an array of accommodation ranging from budget priced rooms to top notch properties across great locations in Blackpool area.
A variety of properties are included on the site, including, hotels, B&Bs, guest houses, holiday cottages, pubs and inns, holiday parks, holiday flats and apartments, Blackpool self catering, for guests to enjoy their break away in Blackpool and from the dreary credit crunch.
Many of the properties to rent on the website are situated within close region to many of the tourist attractions, which all saw a massive boost in sales over the Easter weekend.
Michael Williams, operations director for Leisure Parcs, said, "Easter has been a very encouraging start to the season with all our sites doing well. The Tower was busy all weekend with families, but our biggest boost has been with the new golf attraction. We had to open earlier to cope with demand. It's been a very good weekend for Blackpool."
The Sandcastle WaterPark has also seen visitor numbers double over the Easter break.
Manager, John Child said, "We have been extremely busy; in fact we probably are double in figures of what we were last year. Blackpool is proving to the rest of the country that we can bounce back and we have the attractions to do so. Let's hope this continues for the rest of the season."
The British weather in recent weeks has been picking up with many of us across the UK seeing a sunny and cloud free Easter weekend. With predictions that the summer sun will be even hotter, holidays in Blackpool are set to sore.
A spokesman for Blackpool Tourism said, "The weather has helped bring in hundreds more families to the resort and we are delighted with the response. Even at night the Promenade has been very busy, which is great to see. We hope this will be a pre-cursor for the rest of the season."
With the tourism trade set to boom, Iknow-northwest.co.uk offer the perfect platform for businesses to feature their properties online to drum up more business over the coming months.
The website, last year, helped over 2,500 hospitality customers on their website staying one step ahead of their competition. The website also received 7 million visitors by the end of October, almost 2 million up from 2007.
Visitors to the site have the luxury of accessing a variety of accommodation to rent within one location, knowing they are looking at some of the best deals on the market for summer 2009.
With so much to see and do in Blackpool, travellers are clocking on to what is on offer in the current recession and businesses are already on the ball in providing the right deals for your holiday through http://www.iknow-northwest.co.uk
NOTES TO EDITORS
The http://www.iknow-northwest.co.uk website is part of a larger online consultancy company called http://iknow-uk.com. The firm specialise in rental accommodation, providing a platform for people to advertise their properties to rent across the UK.
The companies main internet advertising websites are http://www.iknow-yorkshire.co.uk, http://www.iknow-northwest.co.uk, http://www.iknow-lakedistrict.co.uk, http://www.iknow-devon.co.uk, http://www.iknow-cornwall.co.uk and http://www.iknow-wales.co.uk.
The online marketing site is keen to expand their sites, adding http://www.iknow-scotland.co.uk, http://www.iknow-somerset.co.uk, http://www.iknow-dorset.co.uk and http://www.iknow-kent.co.uk to their site in the last 12 months.