Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Bored of the Rings?

news - olympic torch
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

8:00am 8th July 2012

An exclusive Pirate FM poll has revealed most people do not think the Olympics will benefit Cornwall.

Just a third think we will feel any effect.

Tourist bosses say it is too soon to know if people fleeing chaos in the capital will head for the southwest.

Kim Conchie from Cornwall Chamber of Commerce said, "We think thousands of people are going to be watching the Olympics [in London] but that still leaves tens of thousands of people who are either not interested or have the motivation about getting out the way of it altogether. I think it is down to Cornwall working hard to market itself as the getaway place during the Olympics."

Pirate FM revealed that the arrival of the Olympic torch at Land's End and through other Cornish towns and villages was worth around £4m to the Duchy's economy. But there are fears that could be the extent of the financial benefit.

Malcolm Bell from Visit Cornwall is hopeful that there will still be bookings to come. He said, "It won't convert those who want to go to London and go to the Olympics but there are lots of other people who might say, 'Actually I want a holiday as well as the Olympics' or 'I want a holiday instead of the Olympics' so we have got to get that message right - have a holiday in Cornwall."

8:00am 8th July 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
seagull

WATCH: Cornwall Votes For Seagull Cull

More than 2,500 had their say in a Pirate FM poll

Daisy Clark

WATCH: Newquay 'Bedroom Singer' Goes Viral

18-year-old Daisy performs new single for Pirate FM

Most read
whiterock road wadebridge

Woman Dies In House Fire

'Brave' neighbour attempted to rescue her in Wadebridge

Top articles

BREAKING: One Treated After Bodmin Crash

Cornwall News: Firefighters had reports of a person trapped

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Woman charged with dog offence after three-year-old boy's death

National News: A woman has been charged with owning a dangerously out of control dog following the death of a three-year-old boy in August 2016.

BREAKING: One Treated After Bodmin Crash

Cornwall News: Firefighters had reports of a person trapped

Jodie Foster warns over Donald Trump's 'attack on democracy'

Showbiz News: Hollywood star Jodie Foster has told protesters it is "time to resist" during a rally against Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policies.

VX nerve agent: What is it, where did it come from and what does it do to you?

World News: Toxicology tests show the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was murdered using VX nerve agent.

Claudio Ranieri bids final farewell to Leicester staff and players

Sports News: Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has left the club's training ground for the last time after saying goodbye to players and staff.

Men and women 'need different things' to keep friendships alive

Strange News: Your ability to keep long-distance friendships alive may depend on your gender, according to a new study.

Newer article

Cornish Schoolboy's Brave Tumour Battle

Cornwall News: Mum sets up charity in memory of her eight year old son after he lost battle with incurable cancer

Older article

Cornwall on Severe Weather Alert

Cornwall News: Fire crews scrambled to flooding in Cornwall

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.