• Visitor Economy and Tourism

To ensure that Gloucestershire is a vibrant, year-round destination for tourists of all ages and from all locations. To ensure a joined-up thinking approach to every area of the county, to share best practice to generate a holistic approach to building the visitor economy.
To work with tourism bodies to ensure opportunities for showcasing what Gloucestershire has to offer, is promoted effectively both at home and abroad.

  • To ensure that each and every part of the county is represented on the group, and that all appropriate measures are being taken to ensure they are being promoted as tourist destinations according to their offering.
  • Work collaboratively to product a county-wide tourism Strategy, identifying the county’s challenges, and opportunities for visitor economy growth.
  • Identify and coordinate appropriate funding opportunities as they arise and facilitate bids as appropriate.

Chair: Currently Vacant
GFirst LEP Board Member: Mike Warner - Warners Motor Group
Michael Allchin - Chipping Campden Business Forum
Will Foster/Matthew Lee - Cotswold Canal Trust
Michael Studden - Cotswold Edge and Severn Vale Tourism Network
Sally Graff - Cotswolds & West Oxfordshire Tourism
Chris Jackson - Cotswolds & West Oxfordshire Tourism
Gill Hands - Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tourism Association
Ben Hau - Gloucester City Council
David Jackson - Marketing Cheltenham
Aidan Stevens - Stratton House Hotel
Gordon Craig - Stroud District Council
Wendy Walton - Sudeley Castle and Gardens
Andy Sanders - Tewkesbury Borough Council
Dr Alan Marvell - University of Gloucestershire
Kelly Ballard - Wye Valley Tourism

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