Plymouth: Tourism officials look to draw British vistors

Destination Plymouth Director Paul Cripps was one of 22 town officials and business leaders–part of the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce delegation– who visited Plymouth, England earlier this month. He says the British market is an important one for us.

Destination Plymouth is in the business of promoting the town as a tourist attraction and a great deal of attention is paid to the British market for good reason, according to the group’s director, Paul Cripps:

“Even before you start thinking about our relationship with Plymouth and the 400th Anniversary, the United Kingdom is our number one international market here in the town of Plymouth.”

During the visit to Plymouth, England, Cripps was impressed by how much the Pilgrim story means to them:

“The Pilgrim story still resonates very strongly with them. I think they’re a little envious that we have more assets in the tourism community than they do, of course World War II saw to some of that. But some of the assets they do have, we don’t have–the stairs where the Pilgrims left from–the place where the  Pilgrims spent the night before they came to the New World –these are very strong things.

A group from the Plymouth, England Chamber of Commerce is expected to visit here in about six months.

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About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.