Who is the typical holidaymaker to the Suffolk coast?

Southwold beach and pier.August 2013Picture: James Bass

Southwold beach and pier.August 2013Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2013

Any marketing campaign - like the new tourism strategy launched recently for the Suffolk coast - requires a good knowledge of the target audience. So just who is the typical Suffolk holidaymaker?

Clearly, a holiday in one of the most beautiful parts of the country attracts day trips and longer vacations from all sorts of people - particularly during a period when foreign holidays are still considered a luxury.

But Peter Joyner, from creative agency Shorthose Russell - hired by the Suffolk Coast Destination Management Organisation (DMO) to devise the marketing campaign - believe they have discovered a type of person who they think holidays to places like Southwold particularly appeal.

'There is a big market for people who have a good job and cash but don't necessarily want to fly away,' he said.

'Those are the ones we have to capitalise on and talk to.'

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