Staffordshire celebrates attractions in hope of uplift from staycations

People are being reminded about the wealth of attractions in Staffordshire and to opt for a staycation.

Alton Towers
Alton Towers

It comes as part of the county's celebrations for World Tourism Day on Sunday, September 27.

With a tourism economy worth around £1.8bn and more than 25 million visitors each year, Staffordshire continues to be a great place to visit and explore.

While many of the county's attractions are now open following lockdown, some have not yet reopened or changed opening times.

Many businesses are also asking people to book in advance, to help them maintain social distancing and visitors may be asked to wear a face covering.

The county's top attractions include Drayton Manor Park, Alton Towers Resort, Cannock Chase and a number of historic houses.

Phillip White, deputy leader and cabinet member for economy at Staffordshire County Council, said: "Staffordshire is a wonderful county to visit and explore and World Tourism Day gives us a great opportunity to show off all we have to offer.

"Opting for a staycation is not only a great way of exploring what's on your doorstep but it's also a great way of supporting local tourism businesses who have been struggling recently because of coronavirus."

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