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Easter Holidays Worth £50 Million to Cornwall?

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3:36pm 10th April 2012
(Updated 3:36pm 10th April 2012)

Pirate FM has learnt Cornwall may have raked in fifty million pounds from the Easter holidays.

That is even though yesterday was a washout.

Some hotels and B&Bs say last minute bookings were down.

Doctor David Gibson from Plymouth's National Marine Aquarium tells the Westcountry Tonight it is important for the southwest:

"Everybody puts an awful lot of weight behind Easter. It's a very important holiday. If you get a good Easter it sets you off well for the season and certainly it seems to be quite positive.

"I know Newquay Zoo are very slightly up against last year's figures. The accommodation sector seems quite buoyant at the moment as well."

Bank Holiday Monday was the Maritime Museum in Falmouth's busiest day on record, packing in almost two and a half thousand visitors.

Director Jonathan Griffin says wet weather is not all bad: "It's always slightly unfortunate in a way, tourism in Cornwall, because you want people to have a really good experience. The last thing you want is a wet bank holiday Monday and they go home across the Tamar with a bad impression of Cornwall. But for those of us in the business, it was lovely to see people smiling".

3:36pm 10th April 2012

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