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Kerris123

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« Reply #225 on: April 13, 2014, 05:42:15 PM »
I know it doesnt seem normal, but there are people out there that do visit places to see death. It may be public hangings or even watching people die due to the death penatly in texas. The motivations behind each type of tourist are still unknown as there are many different reasons in why people want to see these things. For example, people may reseacrh stories of serial killers, have an interest or a strong emotional connection to the story, and may travel to seek justice by watching the people pay for their crimes. It really is unknown, you can only use theories to assume the reasons why people travel.

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« Reply #226 on: April 13, 2014, 10:03:17 PM »
Some of us even go and visit War Memorials and War Graves all over the world, but only to pay our respects. You have to read the War Memorial at Kohima to understand why. It simply reads

When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
 For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today
-- Now I can only sit and stare--

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« Reply #227 on: April 14, 2014, 08:50:29 AM »
I felt that I had learned more of the history of WW2 by visiting the areas of Northern France which were involved than I ever learned at school. Some of the places send cold shivers down your spine, before you even begin to read the information offered on site. The Pont du Hoc was a place that I shall never forget.
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« Reply #228 on: April 14, 2014, 10:53:21 AM »
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If you havent already, please could you just take 5 minutes, not even that! To fill out my survey, theres only 8 questions in which are multiple choice, i reslly need as many respones as i can get. Thanks :)

Done it Kerris,
But I can't help wondering what kind of twisted individual would admit to being a 'black' tourist in question 2,  given the criteria you have outlined.

I can understand it - I turn up every Tuesday and watch our darts team get slaughtered  :laugh:

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« Reply #229 on: January 26, 2015, 10:57:19 AM »
It seems that there is a split between the group Ian Turner formed with others and the Llandudno Coastal Forum, Turner has thrown his dummy out of the pram and is now very unhappy that the Save our beach is now part of the Forum and has lost it's voice.
Either way there appears discord which is a shame as that is the last thing the forum needs.
The whole town needs to pull together on this and not suffer any distractions over issues other than the beach.

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« Reply #230 on: January 27, 2015, 09:22:21 AM »
There's a beach?


Anyhow, on that note, I have been informed that one of the Pier shops which existed to sell Beach goods has closed down.
The simple reason given is that it was simply not viable, as there is not enough Beach in Llandudno, and the majority of families are attracted to the beach at Colwyn Bay.   It's very sad.
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Mr Tunnock

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« Reply #231 on: January 27, 2015, 09:58:51 AM »
In a word, sad.



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« Reply #232 on: January 27, 2015, 05:00:22 PM »
Its what CCBC want,for some bizarr reason they don;t give a stuff about Llandudno.

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« Reply #233 on: June 16, 2015, 06:14:41 PM »
CRUISE SHIPS.....

Last August we had a discussion about the viability of american cruise ships coming to Llandudno, and the fact that Holyhead had 16 plus liners due to dock in 2015 and the increase in North Wales tourism this would bring.
The latest news does not bode well....... :(

Giant cruise ship cancels Holyhead visit over jetty concerns

A giant cruise ship due to arrive in Holyhead tomorrow with 2,500 passengers will now not dock over concerns about its size and the predicted weather conditions.
The Celebrity Silhouette was the largest vessel due at the Anglesey port this summer - one of more than 20 cruise ships coming to the island.
But now the trip has been cancelled due to concerns its 317metre length, combined with predictions for wet and windy weather, was a potential safety risk for the port jetty.
This will renew calls for investment in a specialised cruise ship dock at Holyhead which had previously been looked at by the Welsh Government, which asked consultants to draw up proposals.
A port spokesman added: “A specialised jetty is under discussion and maybe this will focus minds on this.
“This existing jetty has restrictions.”
Anglesey Walking tweeted: “Disappointed that the cruise ship’s visit to Holyhead on Wednesday is cancelled. 2,800 passengers on board.
“What a blow to local businesses."

A Celebrity Cruises spokeswoman said: "Celebrity Silhouette was scheduled to call to Holyhead, Wales, on Wednesday 17 June.
"Two days before, the Captain was advised by the Harbour Master that Celebrity Silhouette would be unable to call to Holyhead.  We were very disappointed to receive this late information from the port, and tried to have them reverse this decision, to no avail.
"Regrettably, it was necessary to cancel Celebrity Silhouette's port call to Holyhead.
"Celebrity Silhouette will now spend Wednesday at sea, and arrive to Paris (Le Havre), France, on Thursday 18 June, at 8am and stay overnight till 9pm Friday 19 June.   
"We apologise for this modification to our guests’ itinerary, and thank them for their understanding and cooperation. We hope our guests enjoy the additional time to explore Paris and Normandy."

The same ship is also due to return to the port in August and the port said this visit was still due to go ahead.
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« Reply #234 on: July 01, 2015, 05:15:28 PM »
AM calls for giant cruise ship dock to be developed at Holyhead port

There are calls for the Welsh Government to help develop a purpose built cruise ship dock on Anglesey amid concerns that the region could be missing out on valuable tourism cash.

It comes weeks after a vessel carrying 2,500 passengers failed to dock at the former Anglesey Aluminium jetty because it isn’t suitable for use in high winds.
The “Celebrity Silhouette” was the largest vessel due at the Anglesey port this summer - one of more than 20 cruise ships coming to the island.

Anglesey AM Rhun ap Iorwerth expressed his disappointment that the island, and North Wales as a whole, missed out on thousands of pounds which would have been pumped into the local economy and has now called on the Welsh Government to intervene.

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« Reply #235 on: July 02, 2015, 07:06:01 PM »
Surf Snowdonia launches booking for surfing lagoon

Surfers can now book a place at the revolutionary surfing lagoon in the Conwy Valley - with prices to ride a wave starting at £19 an hour.
Surf Snowdonia opens on August 1 in Dolgarrog and will boost the local tourism economy,

The £12m facility will generate the longest man-made surfable waves on the planet and is expecting in excess of 75,000 visitors per year.
Prices to ride a wave range from £19 to £40 for one hour of ‘free surfing’ in a beginner bay, while it will cost £80 for two hours of expert tuition on an advanced two metre wave.
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« Reply #236 on: July 03, 2015, 08:40:19 AM »
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Surf Snowdonia launches booking for surfing lagoon

Surfers can now book a place at the revolutionary surfing lagoon in the Conwy Valley - with prices to ride a wave starting at £19 an hour.
Surf Snowdonia opens on August 1 in Dolgarrog and will boost the local tourism economy,

The £12m facility will generate the longest man-made surfable waves on the planet and is expecting in excess of 75,000 visitors per year.
Prices to ride a wave range from £19 to £40 for one hour of ‘free surfing’ in a beginner bay, while it will cost £80 for two hours of expert tuition on an advanced two metre wave.
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Should be a good attraction for the area. Amazing to think it was the Dolgarrog Aluminium factory only a couple of years ago.

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« Reply #237 on: July 03, 2015, 08:56:34 AM »
What's interesting is that the newer attractions springing up have required significant investment and are not that cheap to use, yet the research must reveal that there's a solid, year-round market in the area for them, which in itself supports the findings of the various studies that have been carried out. People will and can pay for things they want to do or see, and which offer them experiences unavailable elsewhere.
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« Reply #238 on: July 03, 2015, 09:39:05 AM »
I visited New Zealand about 20 years ago.  One of the attractions then was the "experiences" available.  The result was coach loads of young (mostly) adults taking a tour where nearly every day there was an activity (e.g. bungy jump, white water rafting, tandem parachute etc.).

I have thought for a long time that North Wales could offer the same, and Llandudno would be a good base.  It would be very easy to set up a week of adventure:
Day 1: Bala - White water rafting
Day 2: Blaenau - Zip wire and bounce below
Day 3: Coed y Brenin - Mountain biking
Day 4: Dolgarog - Surf park
Day 5: Caernarfon - Climbing centre
Day 6: Llanberis - Snowdown Train
Day 7: Rhosneigr - Standup paddle boarding

 

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« Reply #239 on: July 08, 2015, 07:38:13 PM »
We went to see the new exhibitions at Caernarfon  Castle today and I must admit to being really  impressed by the Game of Crowns (life size chess pieces) and Eleanor of Castille exhibitions. Well worth a visit.