TRAVEL: Try the Scillly Isles if you fancy the Fifties! BREAKS UNDER pounds 150.
Although visitor numbers peaked in 2002, after the New York terror attacks scared many people off flying, they've been falling until the BBC 2 series An Island Parish depicted the place as an idyllic flashback to the best of 1950s Britain.
However, the Scillies have barely 2,000 permanent residents, so there isn't a great deal of room for many of the 105,000 visitors arriving each year, following in the footsteps of former Huddersfield-born Premier Harold Wilson.
Upmarket tour operator Prestige Holidays, based in Ringwood, Hampshire, is launching its first dedicated brochure to the islands, with summer, 2008, packages.
INFORMATION: Prestige Holidays (01425 480 600); Isles of Scilly Tourist Information Centre (01720 424 031 and www.simplyscilly.co.uk).
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|Publication:||Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)|
|Date:||Mar 22, 2008|
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