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Cornwall Olympic Tourism Boost Predicted

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 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."

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