Coventry is going to be sold to the Dutch.
A team from the city's tourism promotion company, Coventry and
Warwickshire Promotions, are going to be exhibiting at a Dutch
tourism trade fair later this month. They will be displaying the
city's wares at the ‘Vakantiebeurs’ travel show in Utrecht in
Vakantiebeurs is an international show, which runs 8-13 January,
for the Dutch public looking for a place to holiday in 2002.
Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions are going as part of the
British Tourist Authority stand and hope to attract visitors to the
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Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions]
Coventry Cathedral, the new Priory Gardens Visitor Centre and the
Museum of British Road Transport are the main attractions Coventry
and Warwickshire Promotions will be promoting at the fair as well as
a range of city events planned throughout the year from St
George’s Day to New Years Eve.
The company will also be promoting two new tours it has created,
the ‘Walk of a Thousand Years’, which is a tour of the city’s
historic Cathedral Quarter, and ‘Wheely Good Tours’, tours of
the region’s motoring heritage.
Sue Jones, Tourist Information Centre Assistant who will be
attending the show, said:
“People come to Coventry from all over the world because it
is such an interesting place, with a thousand year old story to
tell. Vakantiebeurs is a great opportunity to sell Coventry
alongside the rest of the world and since interest in Britain is
traditionally high at this show we hope to do well.”
It is the first time that Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions
have exhibited at the show and their attendance has been paid for
with Foot and Mouth recovery money received by the Heart of England
Tourist Board from Advantage West Midlands.
Vakantiebeurs is an annual show and last year attracted 17,000