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New Felixstowe visitor season to be launched as part of English Tourism Week 2017

Posted by Suffolk Coastal District Council on 20 March 2017 | Comments

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The seaside town of Felixstowe is gearing itself up ready for the main 2017 visitor season… with a celebration of what’s new and coming up as part of English Tourism Week (25 March to 2 April)

Starting this coming Saturday, watch out for exciting announcements and news on the Visit Felixstowe Facebook and Twitter pages. You will also be able to follow the Visit Felixstowe deckchair as it takes a journey to some iconic spots around town.

A special light-hearted informal evening will be held at Felixstowe Town Hall next Wednesday (29 March) for invited guests from local attractions, shops, places to eat and accommodation providers. Launching next week at the event, will be new promotional publications, including a Visit Felixstowe information guide for accommodation bedrooms and a DL leaflet which will be distributed throughout the area with information on days out and events. Our colleagues from Chronicle Digital Storytelling will also be in attendance as a new VF YouTube channel goes live featuring our wonderful collection of memory videos told by members of the public. There will also be information on the major upcoming events, including Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend, the Felixstowe Multi-Cultural Festival and Felixstowe in Flower.

Later this year, a new Visit Felixstowe website will be launched, plus the hugely popular VF beach hut Tourist Information Centres are back - on the prom outside the Town Hall, and the second hut in its new location at family-friendly Martello Park.

Helen Greengrass, Felixstowe Forward Change Director said:

“We are so excited and proud to be officially launching the new visitor season 2017 in Felixstowe as part of English Tourism Week. This year, there is so much to shout about and enjoy, from big new events and the opening of the Felixstowe Pier head building to new visitor promotional leaflets and information. Come and discover why Felixstowe offers so many great days by the sea for everyone”.

For further information, or to obtain an invitation for the upcoming event next Wednesday 29 March at 1700, please contact Clare Baker on 01394 444884 or email clare.baker@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

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