Tuesday, December 5, 2023

North Yorkshire tourism businesses invited to help shape county as a destination

Tourism businesses across North Yorkshire are being invited to take part in consultations leading to creation of a Destination Management Plan for the region.

Authorities are launching an open discussion about priorities, vision and aspirations for the future: what will work and what needs to happen, visitor economy/destination strengths, challenges and opportunities and what you think needs to happen in the future and how do you see yourselves and services involved in a) the process and b) the implementation.

These sessions are a mixture of in person and online:

  • 17th May – The Old Deanery, Ripon – 11:00 – 13:00
  • 17th May – Skipton Castle, 15:00 – 17:00
  • 18th May – Scarborough Rugby Club – 11:00 – 13:00
  • 23rd May – Online – 17:30 – 19:00
  • 25th May – Online – 12:00 – 13:30

Attendance at these events is free, but firms are asked to register via Eventbrite for further details and confirmation of attendance – https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/north-yorkshire-destination-management-plan-2137459.

In addition to the stakeholder sessions the North and West Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce undertaking a product audit of North Yorkshire’s visitor economy to better understand the views of industry, asking  questions around the quality, quantity and distinctiveness of various aspects of the destination.

A spokesman said: “This survey will ask about accommodation, attractions and experiences, food and drink, festivals and events, heritage and culture, landscape and countryside, towns and villages, access and transportation and visitor services.  We also want to gauge your views on what is prospering or holding back the development of the destination and understand some of the key priorities you feel should be taken forward.” Complete the survey at https://cvent.me/YB2V7D.

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