Shrewsbury’s Mayor Councillor Julian Dean marked English Tourism Week - May 22-31- by visiting successful leisure company Salop Leisure yesterday (Monday).
Cllr Dean was given a guided tour by chairman Tony Bywater of Salop Leisure’s award-winning caravan and motorhome dealership in Shrewsbury as well as the company’s multi-million-pound Love2Stay resort, where he met general manager Chris Skitt.
The resort, which comprises a glamping village, 124-pitch touring caravan park and adventure centre, is enjoyingrecord-breaking demand from visitors and local residents alike.
“We were delighted to welcome our new mayor to celebrate English Tourism Week and he was very impressed by the facilities at Love2Stay,” said Mr Bywater. “The tourism industry is a key part of Shropshire’s economy.
“We and other tourism businesses in Shropshire are set to benefit from a fantastic staycationing summer which is great news for the county.”
English Tourism Week highlights the important contribution the sector makes to the UK economy. Tourism generates around £800 million a year in Shropshire, supporting more than 14,500 full-time equivalent jobs.
During the week, tourism businesses are encouraged to engage with politicians at all levels to raise awareness of the sector’s contribution to the local, regional and national economies.
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