News and Information
As a nation of pet lovers, lots of visitors looking to book a holiday are wishing to take their pet with them and are looking for pet friendly places to stay, places to visit, where to eat etc.
The White Cliffs Country website has a dedicated ‘pet friendly’ page, giving visitors information on places to stay, attractions and other information such as parks and recreation areas where they can visit with their dog whilst staying in White Cliffs Country.
As well as advertising on the White Cliffs Country website that your establishment welcomes pets, details of other ‘pet friendly’ websites are listed below:
Quality in Tourism have a ‘pets welcome’ scheme for all quality assessed accommodation which gives pet owners confidence they are booking accommodation that meets both theirs and their pet’s needs. For more information and to join the Quality in Tourism ‘Pets Welcome Scheme’ visit the Quality in Tourism website.
Governance changes to Visit England and Visit Britain
As part of the 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review, DCMS has announced three tourism-related outcomes:
- That funding for VisitBritain and VisitEngland will be maintained at the current level for the next four years
- That a new £40m Discover England Fund is to be established to boost product development
- That VisitEngland will be merged into VisitBritain
Over the last year, the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee has undertaken a review of UK tourism delivery and DCMS has undertaken a Triennial Review of both organisations.
There are clear recommendations from both The Select Committee and DCMS that there should be a clearer delineation in the roles of VisitBritain and VisitEngland. There are recommendations that VisitEngland will report into VisitBritain and that the VisitEngland board will be an advisory body.
It is further proposed that VisitBritain will have over-arching responsibility for setting the strategic framework and for driving growth in international tourism, including the development of English tourism products, relevant to the overseas market. English products will be delivered via a ring-fenced budget through a dedicated plan.
Priorities are to:
- Market the nations and regions of Britain overseas to drive growth in international leisure and business tourism
- Maintain distinct activities to develop and market England tourism