Big rise in holiday inquiries

4 January — 12 February 2009

Visits to this website rearch record levels

A TOURISM company based near Truro is reporting high levels of interest in its website in advance of the  2009 holiday season.


King Harry's Cornwall, which promotes the very special area on Cornwall's South Coast that stretches from Eden in the East to the Helford in the West, is experiencing a massive spike in people logging onto its website to help them plan their holiday in Cornwall.

Marketing manager Toby Budd said: ''We are really quite excited about the
season ahead.  With the weak Euro and visitors looking for a budget break we are seeing some really good indications that people are choosing Cornwall for their summer Holiday.

”Many of our partners are reporting good bookings for the season
ahead and our website is showing a high volume of traffic with people
planning their holiday in Cornwall. '' he added


“in 2007 we had over 3.5 million hits and 60,000 visits to the site and in 2008 this more than doubled to eight million hits and 130,000 visits.”

The King Harry team worked with Adrian Keeling-Look from Look Systems and Two Design in Falmouth to develop the current website which has seen traffic double year on year since it was launched.


Adrian from Look Systems said ''I am delighted with the King Harry site. It has a huge amount of really useful content, both for someone local and for someone planning a holiday in the area.''

Each year, King Harry's Cornwall produces 200,000 free area guide
books which are distributed across Cornwall. The useful 100-page guides are packed full of information, from places to stay and things to do to tide tables,
beach guides, maps and ferry information.

King Harry’s Cornwall promotes good quality places to stay, eat and visit. Originally set up as an Objective One funded project to increase the quality of accommodation and attractions within the county, it is now fully self-funding.


“We are extremely picky about who is a partner of King Harry’s Cornwall and as a result, we are becoming more well-known as first place to come to for a long holiday or short break to Cornwall,” Toby explained.


“The best bits - personal recommendations and local knowledge - are all thrown together into a big online pot for you to sift through - King Harry's


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