Special Reception For German Cruise Ship Visitors
7:43am 31st July 2014
Passengers on board a German cruise ship which is due to dock at Portland Port today will be treated to special reception.
The first group of Weymouth BID Weyfarers will be there to welcome the 500 visitors and provide help and assistance to them around the town.
Much like the 2012 Olympic Ambassadors programme the volunteers have been trained and will be tasked with promoting the local area.
Nigel Reed Weymouth BID Manager said "The Training course was well received by the Weyfarers with great input from Kevin Good of WPBC who took time out to demonstrate the use of Radios and highlight the support the Beach Office can provide. PCSO Dave Hill from the Safer Neighbourhood Team also provided useful information. We are looking forward to running further courses as more people apply."
Weyfarer Jerry Silver said "I volunteered to be a new Weyfarer because it's a great way of promoting Weymouth as a friendly town so that tourists can spread the word that it's a fantastic place to visit in any season. I want to give a welcoming first impression and pass on my enthusiasm for the town to visitors and locals. After two days of professional training I' m ready to hit the streets in the very modern Orange Weymouth BID uniforms and help create the 'Weyfarer brand ' that the town can be proud of."