Tourists flock to Poole thanks to Harbour Lives tv show

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POOLE aims to capitalise on the second series of ITVs Harbour Lives with a Poole Tourism advertising campaign and Facebook competition targeted at the London Underground.

Presented by Ben Fogle, the eight part serries featuring the lives of local characters in and around Poole, airs on Thursdays at 8.30pm.

Visits to pooletourism.com doubled over the weekend after the first two programmes went out and posters with the message “Taste Harbour Life in Poole - As seen on Harbour Lives ITV1” have appeared across the London Underground at 25 stations.

It asks visitors to like the Poole Tourism Facebook page or visit pooletourism.com. A competition challenges people to post a selfie with a poster on the Facebook page, with the chance to win tickets to some top local attractions.

Bruce Grant-Braham, chairman of Poole Tourism partnership, said: “Having iconic images on prime time television and around London is a fantastic opportunity to maximise Poole's exposure over the coming weeks.”

This week's Harbour Lives features Billy Johnson, 26, from Swanage driving the Swanage Railway's dining train for the first time and sees Ben learning about the work of Poole Harbour's dredger and catch up with Poole's fisherman/restaurateur Pete Miles as he starts a new restaurant venture.

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5:49pm Wed 30 Jul 14

trolley says...

whatever you do don't film down the high street in the bus station or outside costa. an array of societys finest .
hardly a selling point
whatever you do don't film down the high street in the bus station or outside costa. an array of societys finest . hardly a selling point trolley
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6:39pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Carolyn43 says...

Do you think the tourists will like seeing the travellers camps? They're a real attraction.
Do you think the tourists will like seeing the travellers camps? They're a real attraction. Carolyn43
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6:57pm Wed 30 Jul 14

master plan says...

I can't say there's been any growth in visitors in fact I managed get my boat out the harbour quicker.
I can't say there's been any growth in visitors in fact I managed get my boat out the harbour quicker. master plan
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10:48pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Yankee1 says...

Poole is not on the bucket list of places most people want to see.
Poole is not on the bucket list of places most people want to see. Yankee1
  • Score: 0

8:39am Thu 31 Jul 14

roamer200 says...

master plan wrote:
I can't say there's been any growth in visitors in fact I managed get my boat out the harbour quicker.
That's because they get to sandbanks and can't afford to park or the machines aren't working...
If they do park, they gets scared away by the orange skinned bleach blond zombies meeting time nice but dim at cafe shore
[quote][p][bold]master plan[/bold] wrote: I can't say there's been any growth in visitors in fact I managed get my boat out the harbour quicker.[/p][/quote]That's because they get to sandbanks and can't afford to park or the machines aren't working... If they do park, they gets scared away by the orange skinned bleach blond zombies meeting time nice but dim at cafe shore roamer200
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