Councillors Vote To Disband Tourism Board

TIC will move to Planning Committee under the proposals

TIC will be managed by the Planning Committee

The Council’s Tourist Board has been disbanded.

Councillors voted unanimously to remove the committee, which holds the budget for the TIC, production of the Simply Scilly brochure and managing the website.

Former Chairman of the Board, Cllr Christine Savill, told members that the Blue Sail report into the future of tourism on the islands had recommended merging the three public and private sector tourism bodies that used to exist into a single entity.

The Tourist Board was the last to remain, after Island Tourism and Island Marketing joined to form the Tourism and Business Partnership last year.

She said tourism-related activities were absorbed into Economic Development several years ago and the time was now right to dissolve the Tourist Board.

The activities of the TIC will now be monitored by the Planning Department.



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