Gloucestershire tourism booming

Ash clouds and cabin crew strikes are proving a nightmare if you are trying to travel abroad on holiday.

But not everyone is complaining, it means Gloucestershire's tourism trade is booming.

That is according to the county's tourism manager who says they are expecting an 18 percent rise in visitors this summer.

Heart has been finding out more from Chris Dee:

Listen to Gloucestershire's tourism manager

Apparently the volcanic ash cloud and strikes, along with the continued recovery from recession, have encouraged a few more of us to holiday at home this year.

Local publican Phil Kiernan owns The Farmers Boy Inn and Holiday Lets in Longhope.  He told Heart bookings are massively up on the same time last year.

Click here to listen to the interview.

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