Bognor Regis welcomes 007 and sees hotel bookings soar

UK's seaside town, Bognor Regis sees 40% increase in hotel bookings, as it becomes the location of Skyfall, 23rd Bond movie

Published 26 March 2012 in News

The seaside town of Bognor Regis has been given an MI5 overhaul, as hotels in the town have seen their bookings sky rocket since filming of the new James Bond production took place there at the end of last year.

The Travel Magazine Hotels, in conjunction with LateRooms, the discount hotels specialist, has revealed the Sussex seaside resort saw a jump of 40 per cent in hotel bookings in just a year, after news of the top secret filming was leaked.

Hotels have experienced the huge influx since film crews are reported to have set up spy scenes in the town, and the film is said to be using the spacious British beaches to film key action scenes. Turkey is set to be the only foreign location used for filming new movie, Skyfall, and 007 himself, actor Daniel Craig is rumoured to visit Bognor Regis soon to film key scenes.

The considerable bookings increase indicates that visitors are keen to catch a glimpse of suave spy Bond and get a sneak peak of any scenes which might give away the top secret plot, which has been kept under tight wraps in true Secret Service style.

"Bognor Regis is a real British seaside gem, with no shortage of fantastic accomodation, and we are proud to offer some spectacular discounts for people to come and do some spying of their own," commented Lynda Matthews, LateRooms's Offline Marketing Manager. "The town is not the first place you would expect to be a Hollywood filming location, but the buzz the local hotels have seen around the filming is certainly beneficial, and we hope that visitors, including Daniel Craig, enjoy their trip to Bognor!"

Skyfall, the 23rd instalment in the ever popular Bond franchise, is due for release on 9th November 2012. Many of the franchise's usual exotic locations have been swapped for British ones, including the foggy streets of Charing Cross and Canary Wharf, as well as Bognor on the South coast.

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