Saturday, 20 November 2010

Nevermind Rio try sunny Margate

Great news for Margate.
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From: Mariette Castellino
Date: 6 November 2010 12:59
Subject: we're amongst the top 12 - in the WORLD!

National Press

Local Press
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Thanet's coastline has been voted one of the world's top 12 destinations for 2011 by a major international travel guide.

Frommer's have named the stretch of coastline between Ramsgate and Whitstable as a stand-out destination for next year, rating the area alongside places such as Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Stockholm in Sweden, Taipei in Taiwan, Hokkaido in Japan and the Nahanni National Park in Canada.

Cllr. Martin Wise, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, said: "This is praise indeed and just proves what we've always known, that our coastline is amongst the best in the world. We're delighted to be named in this list amongst such prestigious company. We look forward to welcoming people to the area, who want to visit one of the must-see destinations for 2011."

Frommer's praised the area for its "long stretches of clean, sandy beaches", saying "there's plenty to keep visitors going over a long weekend, from quirky independent shops to worthy eateries to stylish boutique hotels." The Viking Coastal Path gets a special mention for taking in both smugglers' haunts and historic churches.

Broadstairs is described as giving "a literary experience", with Frommer's talking about the town's links with Charles Dickens and the "iconic 1930s ice cream parlour" Morelli's.


Notes to Editors:  The full details of the report can be found at

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