Have your say on tourism scheme

A DEDICATED “Visit Bury” website could spearhead a new campaign to promote the town and boost tourism This is just one of the proposals from Bury Council on ways of attracting visitors while making cuts to its budget.

Bury Council currently spends £243,000 a year promoting tourism, organising local events and supporting local business groups. Bosses say they will continue to invest £154,000 each year in this area of work.

The proposals which have now gone out to public consultation include: l Developing a dedicated Visit Bury website to promote attractions, events and businesses.

l Delivering tourism support at venues and locations around the borough at mobile information points, rather than from Bury’s existing Tourist Information Centre.

l Reduce staffing from five to 1.5 posts.

l Investing in the recruitment and ongoing maintenance of a group of volunteer Bury “ambassadors”.

l Increasing funding support to kick-start events from £11,000 to £20,000, with the long-term aim of handing them over to local communities, business groups, tourist attractions of the private sector.

People are being urged to have their say in the consultation, which runs until November 30, by filling out a questionnaire at survey monkey.com/s/planforchangedestinationmanagement

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7:31pm Thu 22 Nov 12

icannotrace says...

Why isn't the survey monkey link here?

Here's my twopenneth:

1. Create a dedicated website
2. Move the tourist information from the "high vis" Art Gallery area to somewhere tourists may actually frequent.
If you do 1 and 2 then you will create enough revenue for........
3. Keep the jobs
Why isn't the survey monkey link here? Here's my twopenneth: 1. Create a dedicated website 2. Move the tourist information from the "high vis" Art Gallery area to somewhere tourists may actually frequent. If you do 1 and 2 then you will create enough revenue for........ 3. Keep the jobs icannotrace
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9:22pm Fri 23 Nov 12

SteSteez says...

But if everything was online and people just used the website/Social media then Tourist's wouldn't need any information point. Granted not everyone has smartphones and so on but times are changing. I've travelled all over the world and never used any "information point" only websites such as Lonelyplanet/Tripadv
isor etc....

Free Wifi until the 4G network is properly running, They can then connect to the Wifi network and the landing page after the wifi connection would be the VisitBury website... Hey Presto!!
But if everything was online and people just used the website/Social media then Tourist's wouldn't need any information point. Granted not everyone has smartphones and so on but times are changing. I've travelled all over the world and never used any "information point" only websites such as Lonelyplanet/Tripadv isor etc.... Free Wifi until the 4G network is properly running, They can then connect to the Wifi network and the landing page after the wifi connection would be the VisitBury website... Hey Presto!! SteSteez
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