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Push to boost tourism along Copeland coast

Interactive tourist boards have been installed along the coastline. Credit: ITV Border

A 49-mile cycle relay has been held, to mark the opening of new interactive tourist boards along the Copeland Coast.

The audio visual boards tell people about the area.

They were designed with help from the local community, and it's hoped they'll bring more visitors.

Rain can't keep Lake District visitors away

A rainy day in Kendal. Credit: ITV News

Tourism bosses say business is booming in the Lake District, despite this year's summer being disturbed by heavy rainfall.

According to Cumbria Tourism the number of visitors to the area in the first five months of 2015 is up by between four and eight percent, compared to the same time last year.

In the first five months of this year we're seeing between four and eight percent increase in visitor numbers, and occupancy in hotels, at caravan sites and self-catering accommodation.

So the weather doesn't seem to be affecting us at all."

– Richard Greenwood, Cumbria Tourism



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