Discover Dartmouth joins England's Coast
We are delighted to announce that Discover Dartmouth is the newest member of the ENGLANDS COAST
National Tourism Initiative
What does this mean for you as members of Discover Dartmouth?
All promotional content we receive and produce as part of this project, leads all the Dartmouth visitor enquiries to our website where you have a listing.
Get started with our Sustainable coast call-out
Eco-friendly experiences are flourishing all around our coastline as consumers increasingly seek more sustainable travel. We’ll be promoting these in our next marketing campaign and would love to hear your news, whether it’s eco-camping, solar-powered boat tours, new cycling trails or sustainable farm shops where you choose to reuse.
For Our Visitors:
Englandscoast.com/en includes a browse-and-book tool that guides the visitor along the coast and everything it has to offer, from walking routes and heritage sites to places to stay and family attractions.
Here they can Plan a trip, build an itinerary and book directly with you.
“The coastline of England can rival that of any on the planet for sheer diversity, cultural heritage and captivating beauty,” says Samantha Richardson, Director, National Coastal Tourism Academy, which delivers the England’s Coast project.
This month’s soaring temperatures have sparked a surge in coastal visits and a renewed love for our seaside resorts, albeit with the brake still pressed for an end to total lockdown.
The past 15 months have seen coastal visitor economies enduring the toughest challenges in living memory; the road to recovery and rebuilding will demand significant intervention. One of the most vexing problems currently facing businesses is staff shortages with some regions saying as much as 68% currently face severe recruitment issues which has led to early closing, poaching of staff and disappointed guests.
The government’s Tourism Recovery Plan has now been published, outlining its plans to help the sector ‘build back better’ in its levelling up and economic growth agendas.
Oxford Economics predicts that the industry won’t recover until 2025, the plan recognises this is too late and sets out a framework running to 2024 to enable the industry not only to recover but to ‘realise its full potential and to tackle the structural barriers’ to become more sustainable, productive and resilient.
Read the full report including the Executive Summary here
It was good to see our Discover England Fund England’s Coast referenced in the Recovery Plan and also to have the opportunity to meet Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston MP in Dorset last week to discuss the challenges facing coastal tourism and the way forward.