Business as Usual in Somerset
Here at John Fowler Holiday Parks we understand the concern from many of our customers with the recent reports of flooding and treacherous conditions that have hit Somerset. Thankfully, we are able to bring you some positive news regarding the widespread reports that can put your mind at ease if you’ve booked a holiday at holiday parks in Somerset.
The message from John Turner, of the Somerset Tourism Association (STA) was: "We are concerned as most of the county is unaffected by the flooding." Meaning that they are concerned people will stay away because of what they have seen or heard in the news.
Paul Conibeare, general manager of the West Somerset Railway, said he was "concerned that potential customers think the whole of Somerset is affected".
Although floods have affected pockets of the county much of Somerset remains unaffected.
"We are getting a lot of questions from potential customers at trade shows and people are asking: 'Will you be open for half-term?'
"We have all suffered in some way, but most of Somerset is open and accessible."
Ian Dyer, chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses in Somerset, said they are seeking further support from the government with reassuring touirists that Somerset is still ‘business as usual’.
"Our members are feeling the knock-on effect of the flooding. These are not big businesses and, for them, it's a real struggle.
"They need passing trade and that's just not happening."
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