September Tourism News

From explaining the benefits of the deregulation of the water industry to filling you in on the next round of the Coastal Communities Fund, our September Tourism News blog is your go-to hub for what’s going on in the tourism industry. You’ll also find details on workshops to help you save money by reducing energy consumption and others to help you hot-up on social media advertising to attract overseas visitors.

Take part in the growth survey

What are your growth plans and what issues or barriers do you face in growing your business? Complete this short survey and help shape future local and national decision making on the types of support we really need.

Complete the survey by following this link

Energy management training workshops

Want to save energy and become more sustainable? Join a half-day energy management training workshop with The Carbon Trust and find out how to apply for up to £5,000 capital contribution towards energy efficient equipment purchase and identify opportunities to reduce energy costs.

Deregulation of the water market

This week our CEO, Malcolm Bell, partnered up with South West Water Business to give networkers at a Headland Hotel business breakfast the lowdown on the de-regulation of the water industry and the benefits it can offer businesses.

De-regulation of the water market in England came into force on 1 April 2017, separating the industry into ‘wholesalers’ who supply clean water and take wastewater away, and ‘retailers’ from whom you buy your services. This means businesses can now choose who supplies their water and wastewater retail services, which include things like meter reading, billing and customer service.

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Take part in South West ‘How’s Business?’ survey

To help collate up-to-date feedback on how the tourism industry in the South West is performing, take a few minutes to answer this short survey from The South West Research Company. It aims to provide the regions tourism industry with up to date information on tourism performance.  The deadline for completions is Sunday 1st October.

Support and advertise with the Cornwall Hospice Care

Twice a year 5,000 Cornwall Hospice Care magazines are distributed at CHC events and through their stores and hospices to generate income to ensure the amazing work of the charity can continue.

Gain exposure across Cornwall and support this worthwhile and essential charity for just £50 (plus VAT) per quarter page advert.

Workshop: Social media advertising to get visitors from overseas

Maximise opportunities from around the world by harnessing the power of social media. Learn how to set-up social media advertising campaigns that will reach new potential customers abroad and identify which channels so focus on to boost ROI.

£40 million Coastal Communities Fund announced

Towns and cities along Britain’s coastline are set to benefit from thousands of new jobs and millions of pounds more in visitor spending after the government announced the next round of the Coastal Communities Fund earlier this week.

Coastal Communities Minister Jake Berry confirmed that the fifth round of funding for 2019 to 2021 will provide at least £40 million to help coastal areas in England further transform their economies and boost jobs in their local area. It will be open for applications in early 2018 and we will keep you informed as more information is released.

The government has already provided £170 million for 278 projects around the country since the Coastal Communities Fund was launched in 2012. This has resulted in 2 million more people visiting the coast and spending an additional £171 million.

This has already helped to start 485 new businesses and create 5,569 jobs - with these figures set to almost triple once the first 3 rounds of projects have been completed.

SW successes achieved with the help of previous rounds of CCF include repairs, improvements and promotion of the South West Coast Path and the renovation and reopening of the Jubilee Pool in Penzance.