To celebrate English Tourism week and to show her support for Somerset Tourism, local MP Tessa joined staff at the world famous Gorge and Caves to learn some of the key skills in becoming a guide.
English Tourism Week is a week-long celebration of events showcasing the quality and vibrancy of visitor experiences and the value the industry brings to our nation. Tessa joined staff at Cheddar Gorge to show support for English Tourism and the benefit of the visitor economy to Cheddar and the wider economy of Somerset.
Tessa was on hand along with Cheddar Gorge CEO, David Bradley to provide an insight into the daily tasks undertaken by Cheddar’s expert tour guides. During the morning they were involved in delivering a tour of the caves, a Gorge bus tour and even flint-napping skills at the museum of pre-history.
Tessa said: “It was great to spend some time in and around Cheddar Gorge this week. Cheddar is one of the jewels in the crown of tourist attractions in the South West and I am keen to support and promote it as much as possible.”
Both Tessa and David Bradley were joined by children from Fairlands Middle School in Cheddar who were acting as visitors for the tour of the Gorge and Caves.
25th March 2013
For more information about English Tourism Week http://www.visitengland.org/england-tourism-industry/etw/