Bournemouth’s coastal academy launch

 Bournemouth’s coastal academy launch   The launch of the National Coastal Tourism Academy EUROPE’S first National Coastal Tourism Academy has been introduced to Bournemouth’s tourism and academic chiefs. The academy plans to launch a number of initiatives for the town’s tourism trade, with the aim of generating new jobs and boosting the town’s appeal. The […]

BAHA Chairman’s letter to Council Leader

Dear Councillor Beasley,   Now that I am in my newly appointed role of Chairman of BAHA one thing that the members and I are very passionate about this coming year is working and supporting with all parties to increase business travellers to Bournemouth.   With this in mind you kindly authorised recession funding for […]

LATE NIGHT LEVIES AND EARLY MORNING ALCOHOL RESTRICTION ORDERS

LATE NIGHT LEVIES AND EARLY MORNING ALCOHOL RESTRICTION ORDERS Legislation now in force (Police Reform & Social Responsibility Act 2011) introduced 2 new concepts in to the licensing system namely:- ·        The Late Night Levy – must apply to the whole Council’s licensing area – relates to premises authorised to sell alcohol at hours between […]

Contracts pave way for £40m regeneration in Bournemouth Town Centre

Contracts pave way for £40 million Bournemouth regeneration Contracts to enable £40 million of regeneration activity in Bournemouth town centre have been signed today. The agreements mean The Bournemouth Development Company, a public-private partnership between Bournemouth Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments, can begin redeveloping two council-owned surface car parks at Leyton Mount and Madeira […]

TOURISM STRATEGIES: VisitBritain

TOURISM STRATEGIES: VisitBritain has published its strategy, noting that, for the first time, Britain is in the top ten for its welcome on the Nation Brands Index, and is aiming for 40 million international visitors by 2020 (it was 31 million in 2012) with spend of £31.5 billion (against a record £18.7 billion last year). For 2013-14, […]

New signage on the A338 to welcome visitors to Bournemouth

New signage on the A338 to welcome visitors to Bournemouth Visitors arriving in the borough will soon be greeted by a new illuminated 3D ‘Welcome to Bournemouth’ Gateway sign as they drive along the A338 towards Bournemouth. The Council is introducing the signage to enhance the sense of arrival in the town for visitors, and […]

Boscombe Vintage Market cancelled after owners of Royal Arcade say they “can’t accommodate” it

Boscombe Vintage Market cancelled after owners of Royal Arcade say they “can’t accommodate” it Boscombe Vintage Market cancelled after owners of Royal Arcade say they “can’t accomodate” it BOSCOMBE’S popular vintage market has been cancelled after being kicked out of the Royal Arcade. The market has been operating since October, 2010, however the owners of […]

BAHA supports Julia’s House

Yesterday BAHA Chairman Paul Clarke and Vice chair Alison Gandolfi with Jackie Edwards presented Julia’s House with a cheque for £500. The Dorset Children’s Hospice provides care and support for children in Dorset with life limiting illnesses. BAHA have chosen Julia’s House for their charity this year.

Visitor numbers ‘better than expected’ for 2013

EXTRA efforts by hoteliers have paid dividends during the first quarter of this year with “better than expected” trading figures. Paul Clarke, who recently took over as chairman of Bournemouth Accommodation and Hotel Association, said: “Historically all members have relied on weather and town events. But everyone put extra effort last year into finding business […]

Drivers braced for eight weeks of delays on A338 as bridge is refurbished

Drivers braced for eight weeks of delays on A338 as bridge is refurbished Drivers are bracing themselves for eight weeks of delays as refurbishment is carried out on a bridge over the A338 Wessex way. The works, which began on Monday, include repainting the bridge, steelwork repairs, removing and reapplying an anti-slip surface, and fixing […]

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