A new direct flight from Newquay Cornwall Airport to Heathrow could be a major boost for tea tourism in Cornwall. The inaugural flight will be landing in Newquay on March 31st, with a subsequent four times daily service between Newquay and London Heathrow, seven days a week.
The new connection will open up the county to new international visitors and create better transport links for people who live and work in the region. The service to Heathrow, the world’s second-busiest airport for international travel, will help businesses in Cornwall to compete nationally and internationally, attracting inward investment and boosting tourism. For Tregothnan this means giving more people from all over the world the chance to see Britain’s first tea plantation and some of the world’s rarest plant species growing in the Tregothnan botanical garden.
We’re celebrating this exciting new link to the rest of the world with our famous tea grown in Cornwall (of course). Tregothnan is opening a brand new tea section in the departure lounge at Newquay Cornwall Airport. There will also be a tea reception at Heathrow and high profile tea drinkers from across the world will receive gift packs containing a taste of Cornwall – including a Tea Selection Box, Kea Plum Jam and Buttermilk Fudge.
We’re looking forward to welcoming tea tourism visitors from all over the world to the UK’s Largest Garden Open Weekend for charity on April 13th and 14th. Last year we welcomed people from as far as New Zealand, who had travelled the globe to come and visit our pioneering botanical landscape.