Holiday bookings up thanks to "Broadchurch"

Highlands End Holiday Park in Dorset

Published at 10:16am 16th May 2017.

West Dorset Leisure Holidays says bookings are 25% up on last year.

Fans of the TV drama Broadchurch have caused a boom in holiday bookings in West Dorset according to a holiday park group.

West Dorset Leisure Holidays say bookings have risen by 25% since on last year’s figures, as fans of the crime drama go in search for the picturesque views they’ve seen on screen.

The award-winning drama, Broadchurch was largely filmed around West Bay. The final series of the award-winning drama finished in April, and the parks' general manager James Cox said that enquiries began to swell from the first episode.

"We experienced similar uplifts during the first two series of Broadchurch, and many of those guests became repeat visitors – so obviously the county lives up to expectations!" he said.

"Now with this latest wave of demand, we are expecting to see the busiest year yet for our business, and will be helping to point families to some of the locations seen on television.

"Our holidaymakers spend literally millions of pounds each year in the region, and support many local small businesses and the people they employ.

"So overall, Broadchurch has proved a massive boom for Dorset's visitor economy," added James.

Family-owned West Dorset Leisure Holidays owns five holiday parks in the region, including its flagship Highlands End Holiday Park in Bridport.

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