It may be bitterly cold and warm weather just a distant memory – but Felixstowe Forward and Visit Felixstowe are gearing themselves up ready for the main 2018 visitor season… with a special launch event as part of English Tourism Week (17th to 25th March).
An informal evening is being held at the Copas Bar at Manning’s in Sea Rd on Thursday 22nd March from 5pm featuring invited guests from local attractions, shops, places to eat and accommodation providers. Launching at the event, will be the new Visit Felixstowe website and the 2018 DL leaflet which will be distributed throughout the area with information on days out and events. Both the award-winning Felixstowe Museum and Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club will be in attendance bringing their trophies to view. Light refreshments will be served to guests by the Copas Bar and The Turtle and Bear Sandwich Shop.
The new Visit Felixstowe Tourism Award will also be officially announced… a celebration of the past year and its key highlights. Six of these ‘highlights’ have been shortlisted by the Tourism Working Group. They will be announced each day, starting this Saturday on the Visit Felixstowe Facebook and Twitter pages, with an online public vote opening on Friday 23rd March. The winner will then be announced at the Annual Town Meeting in May.
To obtain an invitation for the event, please register online at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/visit-felixstowe-season-launch-ready-to-welcome-visitors-tickets-43340760381 Helen Greengrass, Felixstowe Forward Change Director said: “We are so excited and proud to be officially launching the new visitor season 2018 in Felixstowe as part of English Tourism Week. This year, there is so much to shout about and enjoy, including some big new events. Our launch event allows our tourism-related businesses and organisations to come together and work in partnership to offer great days by the sea for everyone”.