Attractions to benefit from Street View Trike

20/07/2009

UK tourist attractions to be photographed as part of the Street View Trike will benefit from the positive media attention it provides, a travel expert has said.

Google and VisitBritain announced the winners of an online poll, in which people voted for the organisations they wanted to be photographed first for the new internet tool.

The Street View Trike has been developed to allow images to be taken of less accessible streets and locations with the most popular being the Millennium Stadium, Angel of the North, Loch Ness, Eden Project and Warwick Castle.

Sharron Livingston, editor of the Travel Magazine, said that the attractions should receive more visitors due to the media attention.

'This is especially true of places that have been recommended by other travellers and brought into the limelight with this sort of accolade. Those that have been photographed can look forward to a brighter future.'

Figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed that the number of tourist visits to the UK was up by three per cent between March and May 2009.