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First workshop dates announced to help boost tourism

Shepway District Council has announced workshop dates for people involved in the tourism industry, as they embark on a new Destination Management Plan.


With Shepway the *fifth largest domestic tourism economy in Kent, and hosting 4.4 million visitors a year, Cabinet Member for the District Economy, Cllr John Collier said that Tourism benefits the whole area: “I think it’s important to make the point that the more we have to attract tourists, the more it benefits our economy but obviously the more I suggest it, benefits the residents of the whole of the district as we have those facilities that perhaps we wouldn’t otherwise have.”


Anyone in the industry is invited to register for the workshops which are anticipated to take around three and a half to four hours, although people do not need to attend for the whole time if they are unable: “We can’t do this on our own; we need organisations involved in tourism, large and small from our urban and rural areas to tell us what they think and what they want” said Cllr Collier.


To find out more, listen to our interview with Cllr Collier below:

People can also take part in an online survey 


Workshop dates:


June 15 @ The Quarterhouse @ 1.30pm for 2pm

June 20 @ The Marsh Academy @ 1.30pm for 2pm


For anyone wanting to attend the workshops, they can contact Sarah Loftus at


*2013 Tourism Figures from Cambridge Economic Impact Model undertaken by Tourism South East (TSE)

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