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Broadchurch Sparks Business Boom

BROADCHURCH

(Updated 7:32am 19th January 2015)


7:11am 19th January 2015

It's back on our TVs and now it's bringing more tourism to Dorset.

Since the return of ITV's award winning crime drama Broadchurch visit-dorset.com has seen traffic on its site go up by nearly 150 percent.

Nick Thornley, on behalf of the Visit Dorset Tourism Partnership, said "Broadchurch represents a unique opportunity for Dorset's fantastic Jurassic coastline to gain national and international media coverage and once again the series is generating a large amount of interest in the area."

And landlord of West Bay Hotel Sam Good says they're also experiencing the 'Broadchurch Boom'.

He told Wessex FM: "Room bookings have definitely picked up since the launch of the second series. People have been coming out more to have a look around."

"I've had a few people coming in and asking where certain things are like the chalets and the house on the cliff."
Meanwhile leading actors David Tennant and Olivia Colman were guests on the BBC's Graham Norton Show on Friday(16th January), which included a scene in which the show host was 'buried' in the sand under West Bay's East Cliff.



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