For those involved in the British tourism industry, things couldn’t look sunnier. The first quarterly figures to March 2016 show a big increase in visitors to the UK. At 7.36 million people, spending 3.64 million GBP, the figures are 6% up compared to the same period last year. With the continuing uncertainty in many of Europe’s tourist hotspots, these increases seem set to continue through the year.
While much of this spend is taken up by travelling expenses, accommodation, and food, there is still a substantial amount remaining for entertainment, and buying those must have reminders of a holiday enjoyed. With the UK’s long nautical history, many choose to look for all types of nautical accessories in UK souvenir shops, as a reminder of their stay.
SDL Imports, is a long established business importing all manner of gifts, sun hats, baseball caps, toys, and nautical paraphernalia from around the world for the UK tourist industry. We supply to the trade only, we don’t deal with the general public.
Our range of products include polyresin souvenirs, fridge magnets of all types, brassware and ceramics, chimes, general and rustic gifts, nautical accessories of UK sailing ships, fishing boats, fine line drawings of shipwreck maps and shipping lanes, and other miscellaneous marine items.
Here at SDL Imports, we are extremely proud to be able to call ourselves a truly family run business. Established 60 years ago in Bournemouth on the UK’s south coast by Keith Turner and father Charles, our company now operates with Keith’s daughter and son-in-law at the helm, the third generation of the same family.
Over the years, since those small beginnings in 1956, SDL Imports has acquired Bounty Arts and Planaship. Both these acquisitions have helped increase the range and quality of the nautical accessories we can offer our hundreds of souvenir and tourist shop customers based in coastal towns and villages around the UK.
Many of the successful tourist and souvenir gift shop customers we serve today, were taking their first tentative steps into the world of retailing at the same time as we at SDL Imports began trading.
With our commitment to customer satisfaction, and going that extra yard to provide the products and services our clients wanted, they are still with us today. We take pride in having played a part in their success, just as they have played a part in ours.
Our company ethic remains the same. Wherever your business is located, large towns or cities, in a National Park, around historical buildings, National Heritage sites or zoological parks, around Britain’s coastal attractions, or in a busy tourist area, have a look through our online brochure.
We are sure you will find something to enhance and compliment your existing range of products. With 60 years experience in the field of tourist gift products, we provide a range of goods at prices you will find extremely competitive. Call our office today, and discuss your requirements with our Simon Keeping to ensure you are prepared for what could be the UK’s biggest tourist year to date.