Hotel Manager Calling For More Local Festivals To Attract Tourists

Joan Shiles

Joan Shiles

Festivals could be the key to boosting tourism in Scilly according to an islands’ Hotel Manager.

And Joan Shiles of St Mary’s Hall Hotel says she wants to hear locals’ ideas for events that could complement the existing Walk Scilly, Art Scilly and Folk Festivals.

Joan says she’s noticed that her guests’ age profile is getting younger and she feels more activities could encourage people to Scilly. She hopes to find like-minded people who want to work with her to identifying and organise four new, special events.

More themed festivals on the islands calendar could increase the number of visitors and provide extra attractions for people who have already discovered Scilly, says Joan.

Joan says Scilly is “long past the point where businesses need to be defensive” and people should be working together as much as possible.



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