Summer getaway begins

The traditional summer getaway begins in earnest this week as the schools break up for the summer holidays.

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Bumper summer expected for the region's tourism industry as getaway begins

Around 140,000 passengers are expected to fly out of Stansted Airport. Credit: PA

The traditional summer getaway begins in earnest this week as the schools break up for the summer holidays.

Around 140,000 passengers are expected to fly out of Stansted Airport and almost 80,000 from Luton.

It looks set to be a bumper summer for our region's tourism, with some destinations reporting a surge in bookings.

Richardson's Boating Holidays in Norfolk are among the companies who have already noticed a difference compared to 2013.

"At this present time we're 20% up on last year.

Last year was a difficult year, but this year's shaping up to be the best year on record."

– Greg Munford CEO, Richardson's Boating Holidays
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