Tourism staff up in arms after area’s magnets for visitors omitted

Coun Hinchcliffe and guide

Coun Hinchcliffe and guide

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The National Media Museum, stunning Saltaire and the Bronte Parsonage –they’re all attractions which draw thousands of visitors to the district, but it seems none are worthy of mention in a directory of places to visit in the North.

Miffed tourism staff at Bradford Council have now written to thomson local to find out why the city has been snubbed on its ‘Places to Visit’ page for the North of England.

The omission was noticed by a resident who contacted the Council’s portfolio holder for Employment, Skills and Culture, Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe.

“It was somebody who just contacted me and said, ‘I wanted to show you this, because it’s a Bradford directory and there’s nothing in from the area,” she said.

“There is not one item in it which is actually in Bradford, in spite of us having the National Media Museum right in the middle of the city centre. Instead it has attractions called Pot House Hamlet and Hall Hill Farm – probably very nice but not a patch on the NMM, Bronte Parsonage or Salts Mil.”

Tourism officers now plan to send suggestions as to what local attractions should be included in the next edition of the small blue directory.

The current edition, sent out to homes within the last few weeks, includes the same list of 38 attractions as the 2013/14 publication – including Adventure Valley, Barnsley Metrodome Leisure Complex and The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield.

Coun Hinchcliffe said West Yorkshire as a whole had fared poorly in the directory, with places such as Kirkstall Abbey also absent from the list.

“We’ve got the National Media Museum – part of the Science Museum Group, City Park, Bronte Parsonage and Salts Mill – we’ve got a massive amount to visit in the Bradford district and not to list it at all was a bit of an oversight,” Coun Hinchcliffe said.

She said altering the page, which she thinks may appear in all northern editions of thomsonlocal, may cause the company more work, but she was sure local authorities would be willing to get involved.

“I think it’s something they put in year after year until they’re contacted to say it’s not right,” Coun Hinchcliffe said.

“We just need to highlight to them that towns and cities are quite proud of what they’ve got and if they want to represent the area their customers are in, then they need to show that off.”

No-one from thomsonlocal was able to provide a comment.

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7:08am Thu 24 Apr 14

Albion. says...

If a lot of people had their way, Saltaire and Haworth wouldn't be part of Bradford either.
If a lot of people had their way, Saltaire and Haworth wouldn't be part of Bradford either. Albion.
  • Score: 0

8:56am Thu 24 Apr 14

WISE OLD WALTER says...

Perhaps if the tourism department had been doing there job, and providing a list of attractions to all such providers of attraction / places to visit lists in the district rather than expecting others to do it for them Bradford would be held in a more positive light.
Perhaps if the tourism department had been doing there job, and providing a list of attractions to all such providers of attraction / places to visit lists in the district rather than expecting others to do it for them Bradford would be held in a more positive light. WISE OLD WALTER
  • Score: 12

9:25am Thu 24 Apr 14

angry bradfordian says...

I don't understand why the council think they've got the right to tell a privately funded company what they should be putting in their directory.

I assume that Thomson have some commercial reason for picking the 38 sites they've listed and I'd have thought that Saltaire having World Heritage status is far more important than being mentioned in the back of a directory that most people leave in a drawer for months on end!

Perhaps the council's tourism department should do more to promote Saltaire & Haworth rather than banging on endlessly about City Park as if is the answer to all the city's problems.
I don't understand why the council think they've got the right to tell a privately funded company what they should be putting in their directory. I assume that Thomson have some commercial reason for picking the 38 sites they've listed and I'd have thought that Saltaire having World Heritage status is far more important than being mentioned in the back of a directory that most people leave in a drawer for months on end! Perhaps the council's tourism department should do more to promote Saltaire & Haworth rather than banging on endlessly about City Park as if is the answer to all the city's problems. angry bradfordian
  • Score: 13

9:37am Thu 24 Apr 14

sorrow&anger says...

If Cllr. Hinchcliffe had attended to her portfolio and made sure that Visit Bradford were doing their job and providing value for taxpayers money, this wouldn't have happened. There's no point in having a City Hall publicity office that doesn't bang the drum.
If Cllr. Hinchcliffe had attended to her portfolio and made sure that Visit Bradford were doing their job and providing value for taxpayers money, this wouldn't have happened. There's no point in having a City Hall publicity office that doesn't bang the drum. sorrow&anger
  • Score: 26

10:13am Thu 24 Apr 14

pcmanners says...

Another example of Socialist incompetence. Visit Bradford should be privatised and bonuses only paid if the number of tourists increases.

Anybody remember Visit Bradford's “Curry and Countryside” slogan? These days, unless the Council do something about public hygiene, the curry's likely to give you food poisoning and what's left of the countryside is being built on. Only Labour could make a mess like this.
Another example of Socialist incompetence. Visit Bradford should be privatised and bonuses only paid if the number of tourists increases. Anybody remember Visit Bradford's “Curry and Countryside” slogan? These days, unless the Council do something about public hygiene, the curry's likely to give you food poisoning and what's left of the countryside is being built on. Only Labour could make a mess like this. pcmanners
  • Score: 20

10:14am Thu 24 Apr 14

tinytoonster says...

headline starts off about media museum and saltaire and then halfway down they sneak in the city park.
its not a park!!!!!
its an expensive foot washing puddle!!
hardly an attraction!!
headline starts off about media museum and saltaire and then halfway down they sneak in the city park. its not a park!!!!! its an expensive foot washing puddle!! hardly an attraction!! tinytoonster
  • Score: 14

10:24am Thu 24 Apr 14

BaildonGuy says...

This is the result of shameful neglect and a deeper malaise within City Hall.

Cllr. Green is so obsessed with his 'hi-tech Producer City' that he forgets that tourism can provide valuable jobs and that those jobs are more suited to the profile of the Bradford unemployed. It takes less time to train a hospitality worker than it does to get a PhD.

The Producer City concept will result in a huge number of new factories being built on greenfields. Tourism is more likely to protect our countryside.
This is the result of shameful neglect and a deeper malaise within City Hall. Cllr. Green is so obsessed with his 'hi-tech Producer City' that he forgets that tourism can provide valuable jobs and that those jobs are more suited to the profile of the Bradford unemployed. It takes less time to train a hospitality worker than it does to get a PhD. The Producer City concept will result in a huge number of new factories being built on greenfields. Tourism is more likely to protect our countryside. BaildonGuy
  • Score: 9

10:29am Thu 24 Apr 14

Grumpygirl says...

The Media Museum is bankrupt, Saltaire is about to be ruined by the removal of trees and the erection of a hideous schoolhouse, and Haworth is a tourist rip-off. Thompson may have done us a favour.
The Media Museum is bankrupt, Saltaire is about to be ruined by the removal of trees and the erection of a hideous schoolhouse, and Haworth is a tourist rip-off. Thompson may have done us a favour. Grumpygirl
  • Score: -2

10:56am Thu 24 Apr 14

shaunp2112 says...

Food poisoning from Curries? Where are you eating?! I have eaten in most of the Curry Houses in Bradford over last few years as part of a weekly curry club and have not experienced good poisoning once. From Akbars to Westgate, Sweet Centre to Kashmir and Karachi to Suhana - no food poisoning at all. Do you actually know that the majority of food poisoning cases occur in people's own homes due to poor education and poor heating or re-heating of food. It's not the curry, it's the way you eat your leftovers the next day.
The National Media Museum, Saltaire and Howarth should sell themselves and not require the need to be advertised in some junk mail
Food poisoning from Curries? Where are you eating?! I have eaten in most of the Curry Houses in Bradford over last few years as part of a weekly curry club and have not experienced good poisoning once. From Akbars to Westgate, Sweet Centre to Kashmir and Karachi to Suhana - no food poisoning at all. Do you actually know that the majority of food poisoning cases occur in people's own homes due to poor education and poor heating or re-heating of food. It's not the curry, it's the way you eat your leftovers the next day. The National Media Museum, Saltaire and Howarth should sell themselves and not require the need to be advertised in some junk mail shaunp2112
  • Score: 2

11:14am Thu 24 Apr 14

Grumpygirl says...

shaunp2112 wrote:
Food poisoning from Curries? Where are you eating?! I have eaten in most of the Curry Houses in Bradford over last few years as part of a weekly curry club and have not experienced good poisoning once. From Akbars to Westgate, Sweet Centre to Kashmir and Karachi to Suhana - no food poisoning at all. Do you actually know that the majority of food poisoning cases occur in people's own homes due to poor education and poor heating or re-heating of food. It's not the curry, it's the way you eat your leftovers the next day.
The National Media Museum, Saltaire and Howarth should sell themselves and not require the need to be advertised in some junk mail
See

http://www.thetelegr
aphandargus.co.uk/ne
ws/11064139.27_outle
ts_in_Bradford_score
_zero_in_food_hygien
e_ratings/

and many, many, other similar stories. Regrettably Coun. Thornton is not doing his job.

I agree that our attractions should promote themselves more efficiently. Thompson's may be junk, but the fact that they weren't aware of Saltaire and Haworth speaks volumes about our failure, as a city, to promote ourselves. People won't come unless we tell them what's here.
[quote][p][bold]shaunp2112[/bold] wrote: Food poisoning from Curries? Where are you eating?! I have eaten in most of the Curry Houses in Bradford over last few years as part of a weekly curry club and have not experienced good poisoning once. From Akbars to Westgate, Sweet Centre to Kashmir and Karachi to Suhana - no food poisoning at all. Do you actually know that the majority of food poisoning cases occur in people's own homes due to poor education and poor heating or re-heating of food. It's not the curry, it's the way you eat your leftovers the next day. The National Media Museum, Saltaire and Howarth should sell themselves and not require the need to be advertised in some junk mail[/p][/quote]See http://www.thetelegr aphandargus.co.uk/ne ws/11064139.27_outle ts_in_Bradford_score _zero_in_food_hygien e_ratings/ and many, many, other similar stories. Regrettably Coun. Thornton is not doing his job. I agree that our attractions should promote themselves more efficiently. Thompson's may be junk, but the fact that they weren't aware of Saltaire and Haworth speaks volumes about our failure, as a city, to promote ourselves. People won't come unless we tell them what's here. Grumpygirl
  • Score: 8

12:00pm Thu 24 Apr 14

trickydicky 6565 says...

Was the tourism book created down south? Some of best places are up north and a lot cheaper too. Come on city hall get your finger out or is visit Bradford part of the cuts you intend making
Was the tourism book created down south? Some of best places are up north and a lot cheaper too. Come on city hall get your finger out or is visit Bradford part of the cuts you intend making trickydicky 6565
  • Score: 5

12:05pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Avro says...

Albion. wrote:
If a lot of people had their way, Saltaire and Haworth wouldn't be part of Bradford either.
Very true!
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: If a lot of people had their way, Saltaire and Haworth wouldn't be part of Bradford either.[/p][/quote]Very true! Avro
  • Score: 8

12:09pm Thu 24 Apr 14

angry bradfordian says...

trickydicky 6565 wrote:
Was the tourism book created down south? Some of best places are up north and a lot cheaper too. Come on city hall get your finger out or is visit Bradford part of the cuts you intend making
Probably not a north/south thing as some of the attractions mentioned are in Durham.

I find it laughable that Hinchcliffe mentions a couple of places in the guide that she has never heard of and then states that there not a patch on Bradford's attractions! How does she know if she's never heard of them?
With people stating ill informed nonsense like that running the council, it's not surprising we're in the state that we are!
[quote][p][bold]trickydicky 6565[/bold] wrote: Was the tourism book created down south? Some of best places are up north and a lot cheaper too. Come on city hall get your finger out or is visit Bradford part of the cuts you intend making[/p][/quote]Probably not a north/south thing as some of the attractions mentioned are in Durham. I find it laughable that Hinchcliffe mentions a couple of places in the guide that she has never heard of and then states that there not a patch on Bradford's attractions! How does she know if she's never heard of them? With people stating ill informed nonsense like that running the council, it's not surprising we're in the state that we are! angry bradfordian
  • Score: 6

12:12pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Joedavid says...

angry bradfordian wrote:
I don't understand why the council think they've got the right to tell a privately funded company what they should be putting in their directory.

I assume that Thomson have some commercial reason for picking the 38 sites they've listed and I'd have thought that Saltaire having World Heritage status is far more important than being mentioned in the back of a directory that most people leave in a drawer for months on end!

Perhaps the council's tourism department should do more to promote Saltaire & Haworth rather than banging on endlessly about City Park as if is the answer to all the city's problems.
I would think Thomson do have a commercial reason and that being they get paid to put entries in..
[quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why the council think they've got the right to tell a privately funded company what they should be putting in their directory. I assume that Thomson have some commercial reason for picking the 38 sites they've listed and I'd have thought that Saltaire having World Heritage status is far more important than being mentioned in the back of a directory that most people leave in a drawer for months on end! Perhaps the council's tourism department should do more to promote Saltaire & Haworth rather than banging on endlessly about City Park as if is the answer to all the city's problems.[/p][/quote]I would think Thomson do have a commercial reason and that being they get paid to put entries in.. Joedavid
  • Score: 9

12:26pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Not so simple says...

Well done Thompson's!!! Can u now snub out the city hall and it's cronies as they have ruined this city.
Well done Thompson's!!! Can u now snub out the city hall and it's cronies as they have ruined this city. Not so simple
  • Score: 6

12:55pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Rambo says...

"Instead it has attractions called Pot House Hamlet and Hall Hill Farm – probably very nice but not a patch on the NMM, Bronte Parsonage or Salts Mil.”

If any comment showed how daft the woman is, it's this one. She seems cocksure that Bradford attractions are better than ones she implies she doesn't know of or probably even visited for herself.
"Instead it has attractions called Pot House Hamlet and Hall Hill Farm – probably very nice but not a patch on the NMM, Bronte Parsonage or Salts Mil.” If any comment showed how daft the woman is, it's this one. She seems cocksure that Bradford attractions are better than ones she implies she doesn't know of or probably even visited for herself. Rambo
  • Score: 10

1:45pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Not so simple says...

Portfolio holder? I wouldn't let her hold a glass full of air
Portfolio holder? I wouldn't let her hold a glass full of air Not so simple
  • Score: 7

1:59pm Thu 24 Apr 14

basil fawlty says...

It is no surprise that some of Bradford's great attractions are overlooked as reflects the general apathy in the people running the city. Our three biggest attractions, the National Media Museum, Saltaire World Hertitage Site and Bronteland Haworth have been under-promoted for years and must surely be missing out on thousands of much needed visitors. Can we start by putting up some of those brown signs along the M62 as seem to exist for tourist destinations in every other town apart from Bradford. These will raise general awareness of these attractions and make people realise that they're in Bradford and hopefully encourage people visiting the area to make Bradford their base and not Leeds.
It is no surprise that some of Bradford's great attractions are overlooked as reflects the general apathy in the people running the city. Our three biggest attractions, the National Media Museum, Saltaire World Hertitage Site and Bronteland Haworth have been under-promoted for years and must surely be missing out on thousands of much needed visitors. Can we start by putting up some of those brown signs along the M62 as seem to exist for tourist destinations in every other town apart from Bradford. These will raise general awareness of these attractions and make people realise that they're in Bradford and hopefully encourage people visiting the area to make Bradford their base and not Leeds. basil fawlty
  • Score: 8

2:14pm Thu 24 Apr 14

shaunp2112 says...

Thy may have a zero rated hygiene, but do you realise that if the business don't have the folder supplied by the council on the premises at the time of visit they automatically are awarded a zero. I have eaten at many of the places in that article and never had a problem. The whole story was blown up to be bigger than what it was. I'm not saying all restaurants in bradford are spotless, but use your own intelligence when slating some. Also, having personally dealt with some of the councils environmental health visitors, they could find fault in an empty room and send mixed messages to business owners. And as for food poisoning, I repeat, the majority of it occurs in own home because people rush!
Thy may have a zero rated hygiene, but do you realise that if the business don't have the folder supplied by the council on the premises at the time of visit they automatically are awarded a zero. I have eaten at many of the places in that article and never had a problem. The whole story was blown up to be bigger than what it was. I'm not saying all restaurants in bradford are spotless, but use your own intelligence when slating some. Also, having personally dealt with some of the councils environmental health visitors, they could find fault in an empty room and send mixed messages to business owners. And as for food poisoning, I repeat, the majority of it occurs in own home because people rush! shaunp2112
  • Score: -6

2:37pm Thu 24 Apr 14

BierleyBoy says...

Does anybody actually use the much shrunken TL to find places to visit in Bradford & surrounding areas? Same goes for the yellow pages.

Absolutely dumbfounded at the ineptitude of tourism 'bosses' & the line taken by the clearly dim as a1 watt light bulb Susan Hinchcliffe standing there like a clueless moron.

I have never once received anything from any of the places mentioned, via post email or any other medium
it any wonder Bradford is going down the pan if this is indicative of those leading & promoting the city?
Is
Does anybody actually use the much shrunken TL to find places to visit in Bradford & surrounding areas? Same goes for the yellow pages. Absolutely dumbfounded at the ineptitude of tourism 'bosses' & the line taken by the clearly dim as a1 watt light bulb Susan Hinchcliffe standing there like a clueless moron. I have never once received anything from any of the places mentioned, via post email or any other medium it any wonder Bradford is going down the pan if this is indicative of those leading & promoting the city? Is BierleyBoy
  • Score: 9

2:39pm Thu 24 Apr 14

angry bradfordian says...

basil fawlty wrote:
It is no surprise that some of Bradford's great attractions are overlooked as reflects the general apathy in the people running the city. Our three biggest attractions, the National Media Museum, Saltaire World Hertitage Site and Bronteland Haworth have been under-promoted for years and must surely be missing out on thousands of much needed visitors. Can we start by putting up some of those brown signs along the M62 as seem to exist for tourist destinations in every other town apart from Bradford. These will raise general awareness of these attractions and make people realise that they're in Bradford and hopefully encourage people visiting the area to make Bradford their base and not Leeds.
There already are brown tourist signs on the M62 that advertise 'National Media Museum', 'Salts Mill', 'Bradford Theatres' and 'Bronte Country'
[quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: It is no surprise that some of Bradford's great attractions are overlooked as reflects the general apathy in the people running the city. Our three biggest attractions, the National Media Museum, Saltaire World Hertitage Site and Bronteland Haworth have been under-promoted for years and must surely be missing out on thousands of much needed visitors. Can we start by putting up some of those brown signs along the M62 as seem to exist for tourist destinations in every other town apart from Bradford. These will raise general awareness of these attractions and make people realise that they're in Bradford and hopefully encourage people visiting the area to make Bradford their base and not Leeds.[/p][/quote]There already are brown tourist signs on the M62 that advertise 'National Media Museum', 'Salts Mill', 'Bradford Theatres' and 'Bronte Country' angry bradfordian
  • Score: 4

5:00pm Thu 24 Apr 14

basil fawlty says...

angry bradfordian wrote:
basil fawlty wrote: It is no surprise that some of Bradford's great attractions are overlooked as reflects the general apathy in the people running the city. Our three biggest attractions, the National Media Museum, Saltaire World Hertitage Site and Bronteland Haworth have been under-promoted for years and must surely be missing out on thousands of much needed visitors. Can we start by putting up some of those brown signs along the M62 as seem to exist for tourist destinations in every other town apart from Bradford. These will raise general awareness of these attractions and make people realise that they're in Bradford and hopefully encourage people visiting the area to make Bradford their base and not Leeds.
There already are brown tourist signs on the M62 that advertise 'National Media Museum', 'Salts Mill', 'Bradford Theatres' and 'Bronte Country'
Where? I drive on there every day!
[quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: It is no surprise that some of Bradford's great attractions are overlooked as reflects the general apathy in the people running the city. Our three biggest attractions, the National Media Museum, Saltaire World Hertitage Site and Bronteland Haworth have been under-promoted for years and must surely be missing out on thousands of much needed visitors. Can we start by putting up some of those brown signs along the M62 as seem to exist for tourist destinations in every other town apart from Bradford. These will raise general awareness of these attractions and make people realise that they're in Bradford and hopefully encourage people visiting the area to make Bradford their base and not Leeds.[/p][/quote]There already are brown tourist signs on the M62 that advertise 'National Media Museum', 'Salts Mill', 'Bradford Theatres' and 'Bronte Country'[/p][/quote]Where? I drive on there every day! basil fawlty
  • Score: 2

6:35pm Thu 24 Apr 14

angry bradfordian says...

basil fawlty wrote:
angry bradfordian wrote:
basil fawlty wrote: It is no surprise that some of Bradford's great attractions are overlooked as reflects the general apathy in the people running the city. Our three biggest attractions, the National Media Museum, Saltaire World Hertitage Site and Bronteland Haworth have been under-promoted for years and must surely be missing out on thousands of much needed visitors. Can we start by putting up some of those brown signs along the M62 as seem to exist for tourist destinations in every other town apart from Bradford. These will raise general awareness of these attractions and make people realise that they're in Bradford and hopefully encourage people visiting the area to make Bradford their base and not Leeds.
There already are brown tourist signs on the M62 that advertise 'National Media Museum', 'Salts Mill', 'Bradford Theatres' and 'Bronte Country'
Where? I drive on there every day!
They might have been removed and never replaced after the interminable roadworks- they're definitely on the aerial views pre-roadworks before both Chain Bar slip roads.

I used to ponder why Bradford Theatres were included as tourist attractions on the signs because it's hardly the sort of thing you'd visit unless you'd already booked something and had a fair idea where they were!
[quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: It is no surprise that some of Bradford's great attractions are overlooked as reflects the general apathy in the people running the city. Our three biggest attractions, the National Media Museum, Saltaire World Hertitage Site and Bronteland Haworth have been under-promoted for years and must surely be missing out on thousands of much needed visitors. Can we start by putting up some of those brown signs along the M62 as seem to exist for tourist destinations in every other town apart from Bradford. These will raise general awareness of these attractions and make people realise that they're in Bradford and hopefully encourage people visiting the area to make Bradford their base and not Leeds.[/p][/quote]There already are brown tourist signs on the M62 that advertise 'National Media Museum', 'Salts Mill', 'Bradford Theatres' and 'Bronte Country'[/p][/quote]Where? I drive on there every day![/p][/quote]They might have been removed and never replaced after the interminable roadworks- they're definitely on the aerial views pre-roadworks before both Chain Bar slip roads. I used to ponder why Bradford Theatres were included as tourist attractions on the signs because it's hardly the sort of thing you'd visit unless you'd already booked something and had a fair idea where they were! angry bradfordian
  • Score: -3

6:39pm Thu 24 Apr 14

bcfc1903 says...

Of course all publicity for these attractions is good publicity so getting a mention for the Media Museum, The Alhambra, City Park, Little Germany, Thornton the birth place of the Bronte sisters, Saltaire being a World Heritage site, Haworth and the Bronte Parsonage in the Thompson Directory would be good, having said that, most of these attractions stand on their own reputation as excellent places to visit in Bradford. Obviously the Westfield Broadway Shopping centre and the Bradford Live/One schemes will be added to that substantial list.
Of course all publicity for these attractions is good publicity so getting a mention for the Media Museum, The Alhambra, City Park, Little Germany, Thornton the birth place of the Bronte sisters, Saltaire being a World Heritage site, Haworth and the Bronte Parsonage in the Thompson Directory would be good, having said that, most of these attractions stand on their own reputation as excellent places to visit in Bradford. Obviously the Westfield Broadway Shopping centre and the Bradford Live/One schemes will be added to that substantial list. bcfc1903
  • Score: -4

8:39pm Thu 24 Apr 14

CharlesVarrick says...

Albion. wrote:
If a lot of people had their way, Saltaire and Haworth wouldn't be part of Bradford either.
The reason they omit them is because of people like Albion and their bigoted views...
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: If a lot of people had their way, Saltaire and Haworth wouldn't be part of Bradford either.[/p][/quote]The reason they omit them is because of people like Albion and their bigoted views... CharlesVarrick
  • Score: -3

8:39pm Thu 24 Apr 14

CharlesVarrick says...

Albion. wrote:
If a lot of people had their way, Saltaire and Haworth wouldn't be part of Bradford either.
The reason they omit them is because of people like Albion and their bigoted views...
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: If a lot of people had their way, Saltaire and Haworth wouldn't be part of Bradford either.[/p][/quote]The reason they omit them is because of people like Albion and their bigoted views... CharlesVarrick
  • Score: -2

10:10pm Thu 24 Apr 14

micela22 says...

I organise group trips & visit tourism events in the local area. I can honestly say that there hasn`t been any representation by Bradford at these events. York / Leeds / Wakefield / Newcastle / Chester / Lancashire / Leciestrt & more etc are present (so obviously worthwhile), if you don`t compete / sell/make aware, you`re not in the running & you are failing Council Tax payers who are funding you, again Bradford Council not fit for purpose. feel free to contact me if you`d like me to volunteer to promote Bradford as a tourism experience
I organise group trips & visit tourism events in the local area. I can honestly say that there hasn`t been any representation by Bradford at these events. York / Leeds / Wakefield / Newcastle / Chester / Lancashire / Leciestrt & more etc are present (so obviously worthwhile), if you don`t compete / sell/make aware, you`re not in the running & you are failing Council Tax payers who are funding you, again Bradford Council not fit for purpose. feel free to contact me if you`d like me to volunteer to promote Bradford as a tourism experience micela22
  • Score: 3

12:21pm Fri 25 Apr 14

bcfc1903 says...

Of course all publicity for these attractions is good publicity so getting a mention for the Media Museum, The Alhambra, City Park, Little Germany, Thornton the birth place of the Bronte sisters, Saltaire being a World Heritage site, Haworth and the Bronte Parsonage in the Thompson Directory would be good, having said that, most of these attractions stand on their own reputation as excellent places to visit in Bradford. Obviously the Westfield Broadway Shopping centre and the Bradford Live/One schemes will be added to that substantial list.
Of course all publicity for these attractions is good publicity so getting a mention for the Media Museum, The Alhambra, City Park, Little Germany, Thornton the birth place of the Bronte sisters, Saltaire being a World Heritage site, Haworth and the Bronte Parsonage in the Thompson Directory would be good, having said that, most of these attractions stand on their own reputation as excellent places to visit in Bradford. Obviously the Westfield Broadway Shopping centre and the Bradford Live/One schemes will be added to that substantial list. bcfc1903
  • Score: 1

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