The Travelling-Foodies blog includes an entry made on June 15, 2012, titled ‘Robin Hood of Regional Tourism!’. The entry reports that the Tourism Channel were providing free websites for small regional towns, helping them to promote their attractions to tourists. One of the founders of the Tourism Channel, Nicholas Parkinson-Bates, is quoted as saying ‘We like to think of ourselves as the Robin Hood of tourism’. The quote refers to the free help being provided to poorer towns, and how it is similar to the legend of Robin Hood taking from the rich to help the poor.
The blog can be found at: http://travelling-foodies.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/robin-hood-of-regional-tourism.html