Exciting tourism boost planned by Council

Published Thursday 7 March 2019

A tourism guide and the launch of a new website to promote local attractions and businesses are among exciting plans set to help bring more visitors into the Harborough District.

Harborough District Council has set out proposals to boost tourism and support businesses involved the tourism and hospitality sector – as well as promote the District as a key destination to attract visitors from London and further afield.

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The Council said it will be involving businesses in its plans and asking what those working in the tourism industry would like to see going forward.

With the Council’s current partnership with Leicestershire Promotions Limited concluding at the end of March 2019, major plans are being unveiled by Harborough District Council to continue to host major events like the Classic Car Show to increase footfall, encourage more coach trips, explore new funding opportunities, promote the revamped Market Harborough train station and work closely with local festival organisers.

Cllr Neil Bannister, Leader of Harborough District Council, said: “By promoting tourism opportunities across Harborough district we, not only bring more people into the district to boost the economy, but we help bring more success to local businesses. Whilst the Explore Harborough website, which was run in partnership, allowed businesses to pay for listings; we want to create a new website with an opportunity for businesses to promote themselves for free.”

The website will also feature up to date events and a festivals page, and be complemented by a new tourism guide showcasing the best the district has to offer.

Cllr Bannister added: “We’d like to thank Leicestershire Promotions Limited for helping us continue to deliver hugely successful town centre events like the Classic Car Show, among other innovative initiatives, which contribute to the district’s reputation as one of the best places in the country in which to live, work or visit.”

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 Classic car show in Market Harborough