St Albans City and District Council has commissioned Tourism South East to survey visitors to the District to help us assess how to strengthen the visitor economy.
Market researchers will be stopping and interviewing visitors in St Albans and asking them about their visit to the District.
It is a key commitment of the Council to encourage more visitors and increase their contribution to the local economy.
Councillor Beric Read, Portfolio Holder for Community Engagement and Localism at St Albans City and District Council, said: “St Albans District has a lot to offer visitors with a diverse collection of attractions, historic buildings, unique markets and festivals. We want to find out how we can attract more visitors as they contribute to the local economy by supporting shops, restaurants, cafes and hotels. The results of the research will help us draw up a long-term strategy to improve the management and promotion of all that the District has to offer visitors.
“We ask for residents’ patience and understanding during the market research process and welcome all thoughts on the development of the visitor economy for St Albans District.”
The research will enable the Council to build up a clearer picture of why visitors come to the District. It will be used to develop a visitor strategy in co-operation with the main local tourist attractions and businesses for 2013-18. This will identify improvements that can be made to help sustain and strengthen the visitor economy in the future.
If you have any thoughts about how to develop the visitor economy in the District, please contact Charles Baker, Tourism and Cultural Hub Manager by telephoning 01727 819275 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Beric Read, Head of Community Engagement and Localism for St Albans City and District Council
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