According to a recent survey from Visit Britain the number of people planning to stay in the UK this bank holiday weekend has risen a whopping 300,000. It’s looking like a Bumper Bank Holiday Weekend folks!
Tourism is set to peak at around £1.25 billion for the United Kingdom’s economy almost 4.8 million up on last year’s August Bank Holiday over the same period.
This matches tourism reports that has seen month on month growth in UK tourism. In fact it’s not only UK residents choosing to stay in the UK but it’s also topped up by European and International tourism who are making the most in the weak pound.
So what are your plans to capitalise on this bank holiday weekend?
Well it is indeed one of the last chances of 2016 to make the most of a national holiday so make it count. Start by hitting social media and utilise the various ‘#bankholidayweekend’ hashtags.
Maybe look towards a theme for the weekend or put a special offer on for bank holiday sales. Whatever you decide make sure you are reaching your audience nice and early – like today!
Ask your customers to take to social media and tweet out your business or hashtag your offer, ask them to follow you on Facebook and use Instagram. There are new social media channels that now take advantage of LIVE broadcasting such as Periscope, Instagram Live and Snapchat. These are powerful tools freely available to broadcast your wares, location, offers and more. The are there to be used – especially on this bank holiday weekend!