Pirate FM News

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

Cornwall Olympic Tourism Boost Predicted

olympic torch
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

3:46pm 18th November 2011

Cornwall's Olympic legacy will be a jobs and tourism boost.

That is according to the Culture Secretary as he meets business leaders at the Eden Project.

Jeremy Hunt is outlining plans to help the Duchy cash in on London 2012.

That includes hosting the torch, and a major advertising campaign.

Mr Hunt says, "It's a chance to show the world the great things Cornwall has to offer. Yes, the sport is going to be amazing. No question about that, we all want to enjoy that. But it's about much, much more than that. And what we want is to have a legacy from next year that helps Cornish jobs and Cornish businesses."

He adds, "What the Olympics is going to do for you is it's going to put Cornwall in the centre of the global spotlight, and what we need to do is to convert that interest into people booking holidays, so we can create jobs and help British businesses."

3:46pm 18th November 2011

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
4ps marketing

Claims jobs 'at risk' at Cornwall marketing agency

Staff say 'majority' are under threat...

Most read
dawn french

How Dawn spends her spare time in Cornwall

The star tweeted a beach photo in a raincoat

lorry trailer fire

PHOTOS: The damage after lorry fire outside cafe

Trailer destroyed near Smokey Joe's at Scorrier

Top articles

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.

Third arrest over Parsons Green Tube terror attack

National News: A 25-year-old man has been arrested in Newport, Wales, in connection with the Parsons Green terror attack.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Collabro release Hurricane Irma charity single

Showbiz News: Musical theatre group Collabro are releasing a charity single after one of its members was caught up in Hurricane Irma.

Mexico City hit by deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake on anniversary of 1985 disaster

World News: At least five people are thought to have been killed and thousands of people have been forced onto the streets of Mexico City after an earthquake.

Leicester City ban three fans for homophobic chanting

Sports News: Leicester City have issued stadium bans to three people who were found to be involved in homophobic chanting at the King Power Stadium during the game against Brighton in August.

Unusual deposit: Geneva loos blocked by €100,000 cash

Strange News: Toilets in Geneva have been blocked by €100,000 (£88,000) in high-denomination euro banknotes - prompting prosecutors to seek the money's origin.

Newer article

Child Porn Jail Shock

Cornwall News: Former Falmouth scout leader who made indecent images of children escapes jail

Older article

Newquay's Confiscated Booze Auctioned Off

Cornwall News: £2,000 worth of alcohol raffled for Cornish charity

Pirate Extra My Music Radio Escape LoveCornwall