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Tourism forum launched to help Dales businesses
2:24pm Saturday 12th October 2013 in News
Tourism businesses in the Yorkshire Dales will have the chance to swap experiences and pick up new ideas at a special free event next month.
Through the Dales Tourism Partnership, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) and the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) have organised a tourism forum to help businesses share working practices and develop new ways of increasing trade.
The event on November 19 at the Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel at Bolton Abbey will include presentations by a number of speakers who have a wealth of experience in tourism.
YDNPA sustainable tourism officer Kathryn Storey said: “This forum aims to build on the work of the Dales Tourism Partnership and the Dales Tourism Business Network and we hope it will be a great success. It will enable us to continue to help local businesses to identify and develop opportunities, including understanding the value of using local distinct-iveness in marketing the Dales.
“To that end, the forum will see the launch of the Distinctly Dales Toolkit, which contains material to help businesses market their products using the special qualities of the national park and the Nidderdale AONB. It was developed by Susan Briggs of the Tourism Network, who was contracted to run a series of workshops with local businesses and find out what they wanted. The information gathered during this process was then developed into the toolkit.”
Speakers on the day will include representatives from Visit England and Welcome to Yorkshire, National Geographic Green Magazine travel editor Richard Hammond and local business people Chris Wildman of Paganum and Townend Farm Shop, Kirkby Malham, and Susan Briggs from the Tourism Network.
The forum will run from 10am to 4pm and participants will be offered the opportunity to have a glimpse behind the scenes of the Bolton Abbey Estate and the Devonshire Arms Hotel. More details are available on yorkshiredales.org.uk/dtbnevents. To book, visit dales-tourism-13.eventbrite.co.uk.
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