Sunday, July 14, 2024

Make Torbay the UK’s Premier Destination, have your say

- Advertisement -

Torbay Council together with the Torbay Development Agency (TDA) want to hear your views on the new English Riviera Destination Management Plan which outlines the Council’s vision for Torbay to be the UK’s top visitor destination and boost the economy.

A survey is being launched to ask local businesses, residents and other stakeholders if they agree with the proposed plans.

The plan, has three objectives including:

  1. Recover – return to the 2019 spending and visitor levels by 2024
  2. Grow – Achieve an additional £75m of tourism spending and 1,500 new full-time jobs by 2027
  3. Re-balance – more sustainable visits with 40% of visits being from October to March (currently the figure is 35%).

These three objectives will be met by the application of the following 4 key themes:

  1. Food and Drink
  2. On the Water
  3. UNESCO Global Geopark
  4. Culture and Events

Darren Cowell, Deputy Leader of Torbay Council said:

“We want Torbay to be the premier resort in the UK, with a vibrant arts and cultural offer for our residents and visitors to enjoy; where our built and natural environment is celebrated and where we play our part in addressing the climate change emergency.”

Councillor Swithin Long, Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration, Tourism and Housing said:

“The Destination management Plan takes a holistic view of what needs to happen in the Bay to achieve its objectives, with seven main areas identified. These are public services (including open spaces); visitor accommodation; towns, public realm and their connectivity; sustainable tourism; skills and careers; research and insight (continually monitoring views of businesses and visitors); and growing business tourism – including rebuilding and growing the opportunities for regional/national association conferences.”

The Vision for the English Riviera Destination Management Plan

It’s time to refresh and reposition the English Riviera as the UK’s premier holiday resort of the future. With a unique heritage encompassing the three towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham each offering a different coastal experience, set within an exceptional natural environment, the English Riviera is so much more than the sum of its parts.

Combining traditional and contemporary, we have a bright future. The English Riviera can offer the best of the seaside, outstanding seafood, exciting activities on and off the water, authentic cultural events and experiences and a globally significant UNESCO Global Geopark designation that runs like a golden thread through the entire visitor experience.

The consultation closes at midnight on the 5th July 2022. To have you say visit this webpage.

If you have any question about this consultation then you are encoraged to reach out to [email protected]

Boost News Desk
Boost News Desk
Robert Haylor has 14 years of web development experience, starting out as a web developer whilst still in his university dorm room at Birmingham City University. With a background and a strong interest in website design & development he is skilled in a variety of programming languages including PHP, MySQL, CSS3 and HTML5. As Managing Director of Boost Digital Media, he regularly jumps on to client projects on a daily basis as well as ensuring the company strategy is being implemented and is delivering results.

Read more