Steamship Company Promoting Scilly At County Shows

The Steamship Company says they’ve been busy promoting Scilly and their transport services at the major summer shows.

Jackie Hayman says her team gave out over 600 of this year’s TIC tourism brochures at the Royal Bath and West Show between 31st May and 4th June.

And 3 staff handed out around 450 brochures at the Royal Cornwall Show, which this year attracted its second-highest total of visitors in its history – around 125,000. Half the attendees were aged 41-65 years and 10% over retirement age.

Two promotions were used to drum up interest with free flowers and a 3 night stay The Bell Rock Hotel used as competition prizes.

Jackie and colleague Lisa Soper also went to a travel agents evening at Eden. Vacation World Travel, who have 19 branches in the westcountry, won Skybus tickets to visit the islands at the event and the Atlantic Hotel will host them when they arrive.