tourism

25 Sep 2017
Businesses and organisations have until the end of this year to apply for grants of up to £170,000 for new initiatives that will boost visitor numbers to Shropshire. A total of £3.5 million is on offer in the region for eligible rural businesses through DEFRA’s latest round of funding in its Growth Programme. The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD),...
Town Guide Stan Sedman will lead roof-top tours of Shrewsbury Market Hall
03 Jul 2017
Members of the public will get another chance to view Shrewsbury’s historic buildings and streets from on high when roof-top tours return to the town’s Market Hall for their fourth series. The tours, led by town guide and local historian Stan Sedman, will be held on Friday July 7 and Saturday July 8. “This will be the fourth time we have held these tours due to popular demand,” said Market...
27 Jun 2017
Hard work and professionalism has paid off for a Shropshire student after their work placement leads to a permanent job. Natasha Beaman, 17 from Shrewsbury, is currently studying Level 3 Travel & Tourism at Shrewsbury College and as part of the College’s work placement programme, Natasha had the opportunity to work at Opulent Travel Services. Opulent Travel Services, based in Shrewsbury, are...
23 Jun 2017
  Vineyard preview for county wine lovers … There will be a welcome on the hillsides at a major Shropshire attraction in a couple of weeks time when a new vineyard and retreat opens it gates for guests to get a sneak preview of the unique and productive project as it unfolds. Hencote Estate, just off the Ellesmere Road, outside Shrewsbury, is a 60-acre site currently being developed as a vineyard...
22 Mar 2017
Food and tourism businesses in Shropshire are being urged to tap into grants of more than £35,000 to help them grow and diversify. A total of £3.5 million is on offer in the region for rural businesses working in either sector through DEFRA’s latest round of funding in its Growth Programme.* The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), which is part of...
27 Jan 2017
Funding streams worth £3.5m to boost the tourism and the food processing industries in Shropshire have been announced. The latest round of Growth Programme funding from Rural Development Programme England, administered by DEFRA, will see two pots of funding available. There is £1m to develop visitor attractions, tourist information, and recreational and small scale infrastructure projects in...
Bright Owls languages in Shrewsbury - Spanish learning opportunity
23 Nov 2016
Leading language services provider, Bright Owls, is providing a unique chance for people to learn Spanish in Spain itself. With limited spaces available for the once-in-a-lifetime trip, which will take place in April 2017, interested people are advised to book early! The intensive Spanish experience will see students stay in A Coruña , on the beautiful North West Coast of Spain. Students will...
14 Nov 2016
Exciting times for Travel and Tourism students at Shrewsbury College after launching their impressive new uniform. Chosen by current Level 3 Travel and Tourism students, the stylish and professional outfits were presented this week at an exclusive evening event. The course prepares students for careers which could take them all over the world. Jane Owen, Travel and Tourism Lecturer commented, “It...
03 Jun 2016
A new receptionist has started at a Telford hotel after completing a course at a nearby college. Liena Ergle, 27, of Donnington, has landed the role at Buckatree Hall Hotel having been told about it as part of the partnership between the hotel at the foot of the Wrekin and staff at Telford College of Arts and Technology. She is the second full time member of staff the hotel has taken on as part...
17 Mar 2016
Head housekeeper Clara Lagos may almost be 60 but she can still change the bedsheets faster than most of us can get our slippers on in the morning. In fact, the 59-year-old, is certain she can strip and remake a double bed in less than five minutes. She laughs out loud during her morning room rounds at the Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel and Spa when she’s challenged to put her money...
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