Clevedon Pier picture by Flickr user me'nthedogs

British Tourism Week is set to be celebrated in style with simultaneous seaside pier parties organised from 12th-20th March 2011. British Tourism Week is to raise awareness of the importance of domestic tourism to the UK economy and with this set to rise by 5% and create an additional 225,000 jobs over the next 10 years, then there may be a good reason to celebrate and promote this importance.

Details of the parties will be unveiled at a pre-launch event tomorrow on R S Hispaniola on London’s Victoria Embankment. To date, 29 of the existing 55 piers have indicated that they will take part in what will be one of the biggest linked parties ever held at different locations in the UK.