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Easter Visitor Numbers Down "By Fifty Percent"

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 5:46pm 2nd April 2013.

A Cornish campsite has told Pirate FM vistor numbers for this Easter were down by half.

It is being blamed on a surge in people booking holidays abroad, after December's downpours.

It also comes on top of 2012's washout summer, which spelt a poor season for the Duchy's tourism businesses.

Chris is one of the partners at Dolbeare Park campsite near Saltash.

She is desperate for a good season: "Since we've been here six years, that was our worst summer last year, and we really do need a good summer this year. And it's for everybody, it's not just for us. It's for the attractions as well, it's for all the businesses.

"It was significantly down on last year. Probably fifty percent, if not more than that. When the sun's shining, Cornwall is absolutely beautiful, it's one of the most beautiful places around. However, when it's raining every day, if you've got young children and you're trying to entertain them, it gets very expensive."

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