“This is a huge boost that will help us to balance promoting the best of our area, develop innovative tourist businesses and protect what makes Sidmouth and East Devon special.”
Is it possible for the tourist industry to be truly “sustainable”?
The town councils of East Devon think so:
A report on such was presented to the Town Council last week – and is now available:
A short presentation from Cllr Louise Cole about the successful IRF bid was given and a short discussion resulting focussing around sustainable tourism and the part this committee can play in its success.
Here is Cllr Cole talking earlier to the press:
Cllr Louise Cole, Chair of Tourism and Economy at Sidmouth Town Council, said: “We know businesses and local groups in the Sid Valley are already taking climate action and making changes to reduce their carbon footprint. This project will help them do even more, and to share what they do with others. We are excited about working collaboratively to achieve far more than each town could individually to create a destination presence that has so much to offer. The need to carefully develop a sustainable tourism offer to attract visitors who also want to make responsible choices has never been so important. This is a huge boost that will help us to balance promoting the best of our area, develop innovative tourist businesses and protect what makes Sidmouth and East Devon special.”