• 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
Claire Thayers - AGBG
Martin Lane - AONB
Will Foster - Cotswold Canal Trust
Michael Studden - Cotswold Edge and Severn Vale Tourism Network
Sally Graff - Cotswolds Tourism
Chris Jackson - Cotswolds Tourism
Gill Hands - Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tourism Association
Luke Millikin - Hotel Du Vin
Ben Hau - Marketing Gloucester
Jason Smith - Marketing Gloucester
Aidan Stevens - Stratton House Hotel
Gordon Craig - Stroud District Council
Wendy Walton - Sudeley Castle and Gardens
Andy Sanders - Tewkesbury Borough Council
Dean Gunston - The Greenway Hotel & Spa
Dr Alan Marvell - University of Gloucestershire


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