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Late Summer Surge Of Tourists

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8:29am 23rd September 2014
(Updated 8:29am 23rd September 2014)

Cornwall's Indian summer sparks a surge in last-minute holidays.

Tourism bosses say visitor numbers are bouncing back after the winter storms.

Attractions like the Lost Gardens of Heligan are reporting a 20% rise on last September.

Temperatures are continuing to reach around 18 degrees celcius as we move into autumn.

The Edgcumbe hotel in Bude has had customers double the length of their stay as the weather has been so good.

Proprietor Emma Norman-Green said: "The children go back to school, so you get what we call in the business 'empty nesters', so couples that their children have left the home, and they decide to come down, so we get quite a different clientele in September, once the children have gone back to school as well.

"Like a lot of these businesses in Cornwall, we are small, family run, absolutely this weather makes a difference, you know and we can't predict it, it's in the hands of the gods, so for us we just embrace it, financially it absolutely helps us and it helps the tourism in Cornwall."

James Parker from Tregenna Castle in St Ives said: "With such fantastic weather this year and last year it's just been great for confidence - it's always fantastic news for tourism. The great August we've had has just continued into September and, hopefully, into October as well."

Malcolm Bell from Visit Cornwall said: "If you've had a great experience in great weather then your propensity to come back is huge - so it makes our job easier for next year.

"What you want to do is see happy customers enjoying themselves, enjoying Cornwall at its best. I think happy, smiley faces now indicates a good bit of momentum going into 2015."

8:29am 23rd September 2014

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