Almost 100 representatives of tourism businesses, local authorities and transport providers gathered at Holkham Hall, Norfolk, to hear a rallying call from Visit East of England.
A new Sector Skills Plan has been signed for the Visitor Economy (Tourism) sector in Norfolk and Suffolk, outlining plans to future-proof the sector’s skills provision and increase the commercial benefit from one of the best established and fastest growing sectors in the region.
Two of Norfolk and Suffolk’s foremost tourism and hospitality businessmen are today announced as the new President and Chairman of the region’s visitor economy organisation.
New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership has awarded Norfolk-based national charity the Hawk and Owl Trust £100,000 towards its Sculthorpe Fen Appeal, developing a new, much enlarged reserve, facilities and community engagement.
The Board of New Anglia LEP has approved a £250,000 grant for the Suffolk Wildlife Trust towards an £8m wildlife reserve at Carlton Marshes near Lowestoft.