‘Area should attract tourists’

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Lagan Valley Ulster Unionist Assembly candidate, Robbie Butler, has said he wants to develop Lagan Valley as a tourist destination.

“In spite of the credit crunch and economic recession, many people are already thinking of where they will spend holidays and short breaks,” said Mr Butler. “Our answer is simple - we in the UUP want you to spend your holidays in Lagan Valley, and if elected I will be working on a scheme to develop the constituency as a major holiday destination, not just for people from the county, but across the Province and the Republic and the wider United Kingdom and Europe.”

As part of his drive to boost tourism throughout the Lagan Valley constituency, Mr Butler said a central plank of this policy would be the support of existing touring caravan sites. “If we had a series of such strategically placed sites – along with a network of quality bed and breakfast establishments, it would mean that tourists can take full advantage of sight-seeing and shopping facilities.”