Holiday lets firm Best of Suffolk reports surge in Easter bookings

PUBLISHED: 15:51 30 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:51 30 March 2015

Alex and Naomi Tarry of Best of Suffolk.

Alex and Naomi Tarry of Best of Suffolk.

© Copyright Tony Pick 2012

Holiday lets business Best of Suffolk has reported a 30% increase in Easter bookings compared with last year.

The agency, based at Badingham, near Framlingham, says the increase highlights a growing trend in families choosing Suffolk for their Easter break rather than traveling further afield.

Although coastal holidays in seaside towns such as Aldeburgh and Southwold remain popular, Best of Suffolk says that a significant proportion of bookings favour properties in the Suffolk countryside and the county’s historic towns such as Lavenham, Long Melford and Bury St Edmunds.

Naomi Tarry, who founded the agency with husband and co-director Alex nine years ago, said: “With more people choosing to spend their Easter holiday in Suffolk, it’s a strong sign that 2015 is going to be a good year for Suffolk tourism.

“Tourism contributes £1.8billion to the Suffolk economy a year and is an important source of employment in the county, so it is important to many individuals and businesses that it performs well,” she added.

Best of Suffolk, which has more than 300 holiday cottages on its books, has recently improved its online presence, with a new mobile and tablet-friendly website, which it says has contributed to a surge in online bookings.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East Anglian Daily Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the East Anglian Daily Times