Tour bosses get a taste of the pie life

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PIES and wine were used to try to tempt tourism firms to bring holidaymakers to Doncaster.

Toppings Pies and wine from the Skelbrooke based Summerhouse Vineyard were served to give trade visitors a taste of what Doncaster has to offer at the Best of Britain and Ireland travel show at the NEC in Birmingham.

Doncaster Tourism exhibited at the trade show for the first time this month.

Colin Joy, Tourism Manager for Doncaster, said: ”This was an absolutely fantastic result for our first year at the show. There has been so much interest in Doncaster from all over the country.

“Enquiries have ranged from our magnificent country houses such as Cusworth Hall or Brodsworth Hall, to our Roman heritage and events such as the St Leger.”

He said he had enquiries from overseas, with German, Belgian, Dutch and Danish tour operators asking what attractions were available for their customers.

He added the interest at the show ranged from large group travel to luxury tours for individuals. Tourism is worth around £285 million to Doncaster’s economy.