Shaftesbury Welcomes Back Overnight Visitors And ‘Staycation’ Tourism

Tourism returns to Shaftesbury this weekend as visitors are allowed to stay overnight.

Alfred spoke with some of Shaftesbury’s self-catering, hotel and B&B accommodation providers to understand the level of booking interest.

Demand for places to stay has fallen because events and large wedding functions are not taking place and several businesses have chosen not to reopen immediately.

Shaftesbury TIC

Tourist Information Centre board member and hotelier David Griffin-Shepherd offers his thoughts on how Shaftesbury tourism could bounce back.

Listen to our extended report at 1:03.