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2008 King Harry guide book flies off the shelves

From 23 July 2008

Extra staff taken on to help with distribution

A NEW 100 page visitor guide produced by King Harry’s Cornwall is flying off the information shelves so quickly, an extra person has been taken on to cope.

Jennie Trevithick has been taken on by the company after half of the 190,000 copies of the King Harry’s Cornwall 2008 Guide printed in time for the Easter holidays have already gone out through the distribution network of over 700 outlets in the area.

Marketing manager, Toby Budd said: “It is great to see this year's guide out and about. A huge amount of work goes into compiling it as it contains a massive amount of detailed information. We are delighted that it seems so popular – not only with visitors, but also with local people wanting ideas of what to do during the weekends and school holidays.”

The comprehensive guide book is packed full of information covering an area which stretches from Eden in the east to the Helford in the west and centre on the King Harry Ferry which carries cars across the River Fal.

The guide features four 'Green Visitor Pages' encouraging visitors to be environmentally friendly during their stay in the county.

“The guide explains how important it is for us, as residents of the county encouraging people to visit, to maintain the beauty of the Cornwall we love and promote,” explained Toby. “It encourages all our visitors to recycle whilst on holiday, say no to carrier bags, to eat in restaurants which only cook Cornish food, to turn off any lights they will not need when they go out for the day and to use ferries, buses and bicycles rather than cars to get around.

“We wanted to make sure that the guide was not just of value for visitors to the county. The new guide, which is a massive 100 pages, features tide tables; ferry times and prices; six recommended walks; a good beach guide, a what’s on section and children’s section complete with wordsearches, crosswords and jokes,” he added.

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 the one-stop shop to come to for a long holiday or short break in Cornwall,” Toby explained.

Anyone interested in being featured in the 2009 guide or anyone wanting a copy of the current guide, can call 01872 863132 or log onto www.kingharryscornwall.co.uk.

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