On Saturday morning in support of efforts to support local attractions and English Tourism Portsmouth MP Stephen Morgan took take part in ‘The Drop’ at Spinnaker Tower.
Following a 100-step ascent, the Portsmouth born MP jumped from a platform 25 meters above sea level onto a target below.
The Portsmouth South MP took the leap after the reopening of The Drop last weekend for the summer season and following the recent English Tourism Week, a campaign designed to generate support for local attractions.
Stephen Morgan MP said:
“It was fantastic to use some of holiday time to help promote local attractions in our city. There’s so much to offer Portsmouth’s families on our doorstep – as local people we often take for granted what’s available to us during downtime.
I was dared by the brilliant team at Spinnaker to take ‘The Drop’ to help raise awareness of the fantastic attractions that Portsmouth has to offer and couldn’t resist the opportunity with family on a day off.
With crowd-pleasers varying from the historic Mary Rose to iconic Spinnaker Tower, it is no wonder our great city draws people from both within our shores and internationally, and why tourism creates so many jobs and generates over £600m to our city’s economy.
English Tourism Week was an excellent opportunity to showcase the visitor experiences on offer nationally. This Easter, I encourage other Portsmouth families to take advantage of what we have available for us locally.”
Tony Sammut, General Manager at Emirates Spinnaker Tower added:
“It’s great to have our local MP trying out our latest adrenaline experience at the Tower.
We are always trying to think of new and fresh ideas to keep the Tower a fun and interesting place to visit.”
Mr. Morgan has for some time championed the city’s tourism industry and rich cultural and creative sector. He is the patron of the National Royal Marines Museum bid for a new Royal Marines Museum.