Calls for locals to play hosts for passengers

By Mike Lewis in Local People

AN AMERICAN travel company is calling on Fishguard and Goodwick residents to play lunchtime hosts to American passengers passing through the twin towns.

Grand Circle Cruise Line, a company which operates around the world, is looking for “outgoing” hosts who like entertaining as well as meeting new people.

“Our travellers are all American, usually retired professional people who have a hunger to learn about the cities and countries they visit,” said a spokesperson.

“We bring our small cruise ship with 80 passengers into Fishguard several times throughout the summer months.”

He added that hosts would be expected to: Welcome between four and eight guests into their homes for around 90 minutes; serve them a typical two-course meal that they would normally prepare for their own family; seat them in the way they would seat and feed their own family and share stories about the good the bad and the ugly aspects of living in Pembrokeshire.

Giving his reaction to the move, Jeremy Martineau, secretary of Fishguard and Goodwick Chamber of Trade said: “This is a game-changer for the cruise business here.”

Anyone interested is asked to book their places at a meeting in Fishguard Town Hall at noon on Wednesday (16 August) at chamber@gofishguard.co.uk

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