Visit Britain Plan Meeting To Hear Islands’ Views

Residents involved in the tourism industry in Scilly are being offered what’s billed as a “Golden Opportunity” to talk to the UK’s national tourism body, Visit Britain.

The Council’s Tourism and Marketing Assistant, Sophie Hughes, says it’s the first time ever that Island businesses will have the ear of senior tourism industry representatives on their own turf and says this is a fantastic opportunity to have their views and aspirations heard directly by Visit Britain.

The event, taking place on Thursday 17th, 1.30pm at St. Mary’s Hall Hotel will also give local businesses a chance to hear about Visit Britain’s mission to build the value of the British tourism industry.

Sophie says the meeting will include information about Visit Britain’s quality grading and accreditation schemes.

Whilst the existing grading scheme covers the levels and quality of service, a new accreditation system will provide assurance that properties meet basic levels of safety, legislation and cleanliness.

The members from Visit Britain will be explaining the new system, before taking questions from local residents.

Attendees are asked to submit questions in advance to Sophie Hughes at the Council, who can be contacted on shughes@scilly.gov.uk or on 424807.