My Kent Big Weekend ticket bids smash records
Canterbury Cathedral is
one of the attractions being offered
More than 90,000 entries
were made for this year's My Kent Big Weekend tickets.
The number of
applications topped 92,200 when the ballots closed at midnight on
Monday – a staggering 11,000 more than last year.
A total of 17,000 free
tickets to more than 120 top visitor destinations across
Kent on March 23 and 24 were up for grabs.
Canterbury Cathedral and Dover Castle were among the many
attractions to take part.
Sandra Matthews-Marsh, chief
executive at Visit Kent, the county’s tourism champions and
organisers of My Kent Big Weekend, said: "The enthusiasm for this
great Kent event showcasing our tourism and leisure businesses to
Kent people just continues to grow and grow.
“Tourism and visitor businesses make a huge
contribution to our quality of life in Kent, not least in ensuring
our county’s many historic buildings and our heritage are preserved
for generations to come.
Successful bidders can
tour Dover Castle
“Tourism is conserving not only our iconic
castles and cathedrals but also the many smaller gems to be
discovered in our towns and villages – frequently open for us all
to enjoy as pubs, restaurants, B&Bs or boutique hotels.
“As an industry sector, tourism is perfectly
placed to help us drive the Kent economy forward quickly and
efficiently creating vital jobs with entry-points at all levels and
great career opportunities.
“We have outstanding coast and countryside.
Just a quick look at the wide range of attractions on the My Kent
Big Weekend 2013 website clearly demonstrates that we have the
creative talent and the entrepreneurs able and willing to grow Kent
as a top visitor destination.
"They deserve all the support we can give
All those successful in the ballots will
receive their free tickets via email – two per Kent household – by
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