Published on 27 July 2023
Archived on 27 August 2023
Stratford-on-Avon District Council welcomes the exciting news that Shakespeare's England is partnering with Destination Coventry to form the Coventry & Warwickshire Destination Partnership.
The new partnership has been formed under the new Local Visitor Economy Partnership (LVEP) framework, which was developed and administered by VisitEngland as a result of the government's response to the independent de Bois Review of Destination Management Organisations in England, with the overarching aim of supporting and growing the visitor economy.
It will see both organisations working together strategically with local authorities to ensure that Coventry and Warwickshire's tourism community has a powerful voice at national level regarding future policies.
It will also help with potential future investment to develop the region's offering, with LVEPs eligible for future grant funding, shared destination marketing opportunities, and access to data-rich research projects to help inform future decision making.
Cllr George Cowcher, Planning and Economic Development Portfolio at Stratford-on-Avon District Council said: "This is great news for our visitor economy with the formation of the Coventry & Warwickshire Destination Partnership. By joining VisitEngland's Local Visitor Economy Partnerships this will help protect the future of our tourism scene on a local, regional and international level, which is so important for our local economy, whilst retaining our world-renowned Shakespeare brand."
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