25 July 2013

BHCC Seeks Recruits for New Tourism Advisory Board

BHCC seeks recruits for new tourism advisory board

 

Tourism chiefs at Brighton & Hove City Council are looking for experts to join a new tourism advisory board to help shape the future of the city’s tourism strategy.

 

The city’s official marketing body, VisitBrighton, already works with over 400 partner businesses including hotels, shops, attractions and restaurants, and the board is a further step towards engaging and collaborating with more tourism stakeholders in the city. 

 

Board members are being sought from a range of groups including senior figures from private companies, education establishments including language schools, tourism associations, the digital sector, event organisers and transport providers.

 

Members will be expected to attend at least four meetings a year and will not receive payment for their role.  They will be involved in reviewing the Tourism Strategy and advising VisitBrighton in promoting the city to visitors as well as providing advice and support to the City Council in its plans and strategic policies.

 

Adam Bates says: “With over 8 million visitors a year and a contribution to the local economy of £732m there is no doubt that our current marketing strategy is getting good results but like most sectors we’re facing challenging times and we want to ensure Brighton’s position as a leading destination is maintained.  We have always adapted and changed to try to stay ahead of the competition and it makes sense to tap into the wealth of expertise we have in the city.  We’re looking for people who are enthusiastic and committed and can work with others to improve the city for everyone’s benefit”.

 

More details and an application form can be found on the VisitBrighton website: www.visitbrighton.com/partners/tourism-advisory-board-form

or are available on request by telephoning: 01273 292621


To find out more about how VisitBrighton can help promote your business, contact: membership@VisitBrighton.com or call: 01273 292621

A decision to set up a tourism advisory board was made at BHCC’s Economic Development and Culture Committee meeting on 20 June 2013.

For details of the report, see:  http://present.brighton-hove.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=705&MId=4661