Condor Ferries Return Boosts Business In Weymouth
11:40am 1st November 2013
Condor Ferries say they've seen a significant increase in bookings since there return to Weymouth.
Since July they've taken 100,000 bookings for guests travelling through the port.
Local businesses say they've also seen an increase in football and sales since the return of the cross channel ferry.
Owner of the Pier Bandstand Weymouth, Kieran Wilkinson, comments: "From mid-July we have seen a 20% increase in the sales of gifts, produce from our cafe and ice creams during the summer months, in comparison to this time last year. We strongly believe that the return of Condor Ferries is a huge contributing factor to this increase. Many of the tourists that visit Weymouth are en route to the Channel Islands or decide to head to Weymouth as there is the option of a day trip over to the Channel Islands."
Emma Carter, Sales and Guest Relations Manager, B+B Weymouth comments: "The last three months has been fantastic for B+B Weymouth - we are very proud of our seafront location and love being in the heart of our wonderful town. A major contributor to our summer success has been the return of Condor Ferries - we missed our regular Channel Island guests and are thrilled to welcome them back to B+B Weymouth. It's not only the increased business, but the general 'feel-good factor' that Condor Ferries has brought to Weymouth. As local business owners we value the chance to shout about the good things Weymouth has to offer!"
Justin Amey, Marketing Manager at Condor Ferries, commented: "We have had a very successful three months back in Weymouth with over 100,000 bookings for guests travelling through the port. Feedback from guests, the Weymouth public and local businesses has been overwhelmingly positive and Condor Ferries is delighted to be back in Weymouth Harbour."