Everyone is being invited to join the exclusive 'Bailiwick Staycation Club', as part of a new campaign encouraging locals to make the most of all the islands have to offer this summer.
A new dedicated online hub has been set up has been set up by tourism operators, offering lots of information on places to stay, attractions to visit and things to do without straying too far from home.
In addition, later this month, every household will be sent an 'invitation' to the club, with further information and staycation ideas.
“We know many islanders will have had holiday plans this year that can’t go ahead because of the corona virus crisis, which has impacted not just travel off-island, but also the global aviation industry and virtually every part of international travel," said Tourism Lead for the Committee for Economic Development, Deputy Joe Mooney.
Pictured: An online hub has been set up for people in the Bailiwick.
"Similarly our local tourism sector has been hit hard by the crisis, and lost a lot of business with their customers unable to get here. But we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, somewhere hundreds of thousands come to holiday every year and this is an opportunity to make the most of what we have right on our doorstep.
"There’s so much to see and do that I know often passes us by, but this summer I’m calling on islanders to make the most of it. Our islands can cater for any kind of break – family holidays, pampering yourself, getting back to nature, exploring our history, fish and chips on the beach or fine dining and fine hotels - there’s lots to choose from and something for everyone.”
The online hub, which is now up and running at club.visitguernsey.com, acts as a central point for special offers, booking opportunities and information.
Pictured: Deputy Charles Parkinson.
“It’s very humbling to see how the people of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm have responded to this pandemic," added President of Economic Development, Deputy Charles Parkinson. "Beating the virus and ‘flattening the curve’ is at the heart of it, but there is much more we can and must do as a community in the spirit of ‘Guernsey Together’.
"Our hoteliers, restaurateurs and tour guides have had a difficult start to the year and deserve our support, and we all deserve a break too because we’ve come so far and achieved so much in these past few months. Supporting the staycation campaign is a way we can do something both for local businesses and for ourselves. And we can do it by having a seriously good time.”
Pictured top: Image of Bailiwick from visitguernsey.com.
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