Tourism project for other coast businesses

My Picture Post''Wednesday 28th January''Staithes Harbour''David Croft'West Lodge Cottage'Boynton'East Yorkshire'YO16 4XJ' 'dmcroft320@aol.com
My Picture Post''Wednesday 28th January''Staithes Harbour''David Croft'West Lodge Cottage'Boynton'East Yorkshire'YO16 4XJ' 'dmcroft320@aol.com

Businesses in Staithes and the surrounding area are invited to get involved in a new project worth almost half a million pounds that aims to increase the tourism offer of the North York Moors coastline.

The North York Moors National Park Authority has secured £455,000 from the Coastal Communities Fund to launch the ‘Sea Life, See Life’ project and a workshop is being held at Hinderwell Village Hall later this month to outline how businesses can get involved.

At the event there will also be marketing tips for attractions, accommodation providers, food and drink, and arts and craft organisations, to help them attract new visitors to the coast.

The scheme will look at small-scale infrastructure projects, new product development and a strong public relations and social media led campaign.

Gareth Dockerty, See Life, Sea Life Project Coordinator, said: “The North York Moors coastline is a fantastic asset rich in history and teeming with wildlife. We want more people to experience what it has to offer.

“We want to work with businesses to develop new experiences, products and packages connected to the area’s heritage, food and natural beauty that will entice visitors, get them talking about the area and encouraging their friends and family to come too.”

The workshop is on Tuesday June 23 between 1pm and 3pm. It is free and is the first in a series of planned events that will take place throughout the year and into autumn.

For more details see www.northyorkmoorstourism.com or call 01439 772700.

Anyone unable to attend the workshop can pass on their ideas via an online survey at www.northyorkmoorstourism.com/survey.