Visit North Lincolnshire plans to boost regional tourism economy

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Council Elaine Marper

Visit North Lincolnshire is looking for tourism businesses across North Lincolnshire to collaborate in improving its tourism offering.

The organisation wants to launch a Tourism Partnership to create a thriving visitor economy, enhance the visitor experience and maximise visitor numbers, increasing spend and the number of overnight stays in our area.

An engagement event with local tourism businesses at Forest Pines Spa and Golf Resort on Wednesday 28th November from 1.30pm to 5pm.

The engagement event is a chance for businesses to discover more about the proposed Tourism Partnership and have your say on how it develops.

At the event, organisers will look at how to create better relationships, develop tools and intelligence for managing and growing the visitor economy, and develop the North Lincolnshire brand.

Cllr Elaine Marper, cabinet member responsible for tourism on North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The Tourism Partnership will support the visitor sector in North Lincolnshire and help local businesses reach their full potential. This event is a chance for businesses of all different types across our area to get involved from the start, prior to the launch of the partnership.

“We want your input and feedback to ensure we create a valuable and beneficial partnership that works for all its members. By working together we can work towards a common strategy that will boost visitor numbers across North Lincolnshire.”

Sally Walker, owner of the Pink Pig Farm in Holme, threw her support behind the partnership idea. She said: “The obvious benefit of a tourism partnership scheme is being able to promote North Lincolnshire together – both the council and independent businesses – as a tourist destination, in addition to the creation of a network of like-minded businesses that can come together to drive more people to our attractions and overnight accommodation.”

At the event, Hayley Toyne from Visit Lincoln will also be talking about their exciting new Cycle England scheme. Visit Lincolnshire and Welcome to Yorkshire have secured £1m of funding for a project which will create new bookable cycling packages. Cycle England is offering grants of up to £15,000 to support businesses to enhance their facilities and offer more to visiting cyclists.

The engagement event is free to attend. Registration will be 1.30pm for a 2pm start. Further information is available by emailing tourism@northlincs.gov.uk or by calling 01724 297496.