Heart of England News

Local companies promote Shropshire tourism

Blueprint Travel Media welcomed Verity Tiff, a Blue Badge Guide based in the Heart of England, to Shrewsbury for a prize presentation and a tour of some of the town’s top attractions and destinations.

With Shropshire being such a beautiful and historic county, this was a perfect opportunity to showcase its relevance in terms of tourism and the groups market. Blueprint has always been committed to using its publications, which have an international reach, to help increase visitor numbers to Shropshire.
In conjunction with Battlefield 1403, Blueprint was able to present Verity with a prize hamper, which she won as a result of entering a competition at the British Tourism and Travel Show, a leading travel trade exhibition that was recently shortlisted at the AEO Excellence Awards for 'Best UK Tradeshow'.
Verity was also taken to see the Love2Stay luxury touring caravan and glamping resort, where she saw everything from state-of-the-art glamping pods with hot tubs to a fresh water swimming pool and a dog-washing room.
The final stop for Verity in her whistle-stop tour of Shrewsbury’s attractions was the Sabrina Boat. The 45-minute cruise showed off the stunning views of Quarry Park and provided informative and humorous commentary about the history of the town. Verity got to experience group hospitality first hand as the Boat welcomed a group onto the same cruise.
Battlefield 1403’s Marketing and Events Manager Josie said of the day, “We were very pleased to welcome Verity to site and offer her a coffee in our café and then a guided tour around the farm shop, heritage centre and falconry centre. Our partnership with Blueprint Media was born from a love of the County we live in and a desire to encourage more people to come and experience Shropshire’s premier food destination.”
Verity herself commented, “Battlefield 1403 is definitely worth a visit and I was particularly impressed with the Visitor Centre display, which gives a lot of information about a probably relatively unknown battle in our history. The boat trip was also very good – just about the right length with a clear commentary.”
Blueprint hope this was not only an enjoyable day for Verity but also an informative one, packed full of ideas and information about potential destinations for groups in and around Shrewsbury. This visit will hopefully also help inspire more Group Travel Organisers to consider Shropshire as a destination to include in their itineraries.