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East Anglia hopes for "last-minute" Easter tourists

The Visit East Anglia tourism organisation is hoping visitors make spur-of-the-moment decision to come to the region this Easter despite the chilly weather.

Keith Brown says there are a lot of reasons to visit East Anglia where your want adventure or cultural breaks.

There are 20 million people within two-hours drive of the region.

Despite the poor weather Mr Brown says the figures coming through from tourism businesses are 'pretty positive and the outlook is quite strong'.

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Putting curious Suffolk on the tourist map

It can boast a beautiful coastline, the famous landscapes of Constable Country, the music of Benjamin Britten and historic sites like Sutton Hoo but despite that tourism bosses reckon Suffolk needs a change of image.

They're launching a 14-week campaign to promote the county as curious, a word that's strongly divided opinion.

Trade plummets for tourism businesses

Businesses dependent on tourism are reporting a drop in turnover of 10 to 25 per cent.

However, experts say a recent warm spell, coupled with the success of Team GB, has seen a late surge in holiday spending.

It may be too late though for many businesses which are feeling the effects of prolonged bad weather, and people staying at home to watch the Olympics.


New routes for Stansted

Airport and airline executives announce new services Credit: BAA

Stansted Airport has announced new services to Morocco and Gran Canaria.

The flights will be operated by Thomson and First Choice and will begin the Summer of 2013.

The news follows Ryanair's announcement yesterday that it had launched its tenth direct flight connection to Poland flying to the brand new Warsaw Modlin Airport.

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