Dartmouth footfall figures for week 32 are now available see below;
It is interesting to see that at the same time as Dartmouth are experiencing a drop in footfall Cornwall is struggling under the weight of additional tourists coming to the area. While this shows that too many tourists create an undesirable overload on local roads and services it does show that ‘Stacations’ are increasing this year and that many people are visiting the West Country.
Dartmouth must raise its marketing game to see the benefits from this trend. We now have such a low profile, particularly on the internet where most destination marketing is carried out these days, but it is difficult to understand who in Dartmouth is taking responsibility for this apart from the individual businesses.