tourism

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...
19 Nov 2015
The year 2012 marked the biggest baby boom in Britain for more than 40 years but now a Shropshire hotel is experiencing a mini boom of its very own. With four toddlers and a further two babies on the way the office mummies at the Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel and Spa are wondering if there may be something in the water. Nicky Shore, sales office manager, who is due to give birth to her...
18 Nov 2015
Bosses at a country hotel located in the heart of Shropshire’s Ironbridge World Heritage Site have welcomed a pledge by Prime Minister David Cameron to connect the whole of the county to broadband by 2020. However, it’s feared the promise could be too little too late for businesses who are trying to grow and keep up with competitors. Owners of the Best Western Valley Hotel Lesley and Phil Casson...
02 Nov 2015
ACTORS WANTED  2015 SHREWSBURY CHRISTMAS FILM Adults & Children of any age please apply! Email: [email protected] Casting to take place on 9th November in Shrewsbury.. Filming from 18th - 21st November  Please share and help us make this years film something really special Original Shrewsbury
22 Oct 2015
A £2 million project to revamp a historic country house hotel on the outskirts of Shrewsbury has been unveiled. The ambitious scheme to rejuvenate the Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel and Spa is expected to take several months and will include a full makeover of its spa facilities, bar, main entrance and public areas. Peter Cashman, Chief Executive of Focus Hotels, who acquired the 18th...
03 Aug 2015
A leading Shropshire hotel has become one of just a handful in the UK to make it into a top travel website company’s ‘Hall of Fame’. The Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge has received a Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor, a company providing reviews for holiday accommodation, for the last five years. Now the top country hotel, owned by Phillip and Lesley Casson, has been...
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