Too much focus on tourists
Julia Roebucks letter on the November 4 is a prime example of misleading and unhelpful in the Seaton regeneration debate being just a hash of all the old gripes people have. What I want to know is why she and many others are so focused on just tourist
Julia Roebucks letter on the November 4 is a prime example of "misleading and unhelpful" in the Seaton regeneration debate being just a hash of all the old gripes people have.
What I want to know is why she and many others are so focused on just tourists to help regenerate Seaton.
During the previous two recessions, I remember plans to shift Seaton's economy away from depending on just tourism because it got so bad. EDDC's recent decision will massively benefit Seaton, because it addresses both problems - it will create local jobs and housing and also attract tourists.
We need companies to locate here, creating all year round employment, which will help us far more than tourism. I'm sure by marketing our environment we can attract some more excellent companies.
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Lastly, I'm sure any intelligent tourist will not mind seeing a Tesco or a carpet shop here, they will obviously understand that the residents need to eat and buy carpet too!
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