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Banksy's Dismaland brings huge tourist surge to Weston

People who work in tourism in Weston have noticed a Banksy-related surge in business. Credit: Claire Hayhurst/PA Wire
Banksy's popular new exhibition capped off its Friday with a big, bold fireworks show. Credit: Luke Powell
Crowds have been queueing for hours to get in to Banksy's new exhibition. Credit: @DismalandWSM / Twitter

The new Banksy exhibition is having a huge impact on the tourism industry in Weston-super-Mare.

Des Chalmers, a guest house owner, says it has been unbelievable. He has had enquiries from Finland, France and Italy - he says there has never been so much interest from overseas.

Immediately after the exhibition at theTropicana was announced, he had eight bookings in the space of an hour.

Credit: Claire Hayhurst/PA Wire

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