Nottinghamshire County Council opens online consultation to refresh visitor economy

Thousands of tourism-related businesses are invited to have their say in the visitor economy.

An online consultation created by Nottinghamshire County Council to update the visitor savings strategy is open until Friday October 14.

The objective of the strategy is to help revive the tourism sector after the covid-19 pandemic and the current cost of living crisis.

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“I urge attractions, businesses, supply chain sectors and our municipal partners to get involved in this online consultation on the future of our tourism economy in Nottinghamshire.” said Keith Girling, cabinet member of the county council for economic development and asset management.

Before the pandemic, the UK tourism industry was one of the fastest growing, employing over two million people, but it is now one of the hardest hit sectors.

He added: “Now is the time to re-examine how we can reclaim and make the most of our county’s unique selling points, rich history and natural environment for our visitors and the businesses and organizations that serve them. ,

“We want to hear from those who are at the heart of Nottinghamshire’s tourism industry, from the biggest attractions and businesses in the tourist economy to volunteers at small museums or if you run your own bed and breakfast.”

To take part in the Visitor Economy Strategy consultation, visit https://consult.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/cultural-services/nottinghamshire-visitor-economy-strategy-feedback/ and answer the nine questions.

The new strategy aims to return to pre-pandemic tourism levels by 2025.

Revised materials include making best use of the rich natural history of Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest and Nottinghamshire.