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New visitor forums to increase tourism

Businesses wanting more visitors through their doors are being invited to a series of information forums as part of the district's new tourism drive.

The forums, to be held across South Kesteven from the end of June, will unveil plans including a new district website, an expanded Visitor Guide for 2019, special interest trails and partnership projects to increase visitor activity.

Afternoon and early evening events are free to attend and designed to engage with accommodation providers, visitor sites, event organisers, restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops as part of the 'Discover South Kesteven' campaign by South Kesteven District Council and InvestSK.

Forums start on June 25 with two events at the William Cecil Hotel in Stamford.

Coun Nick Robins (Con), SKDC cabinet member for retail and visitor economy said: "We have a very exciting programme planned as part of our commitment to growing the visitor economy, all of which will benefit any business wanting to increase its footfall.

"It's a chance to come and meet our new tourism team and hear about new projects and partners and for us to get feedback and the support of all those amazing businesses working so hard within the visitor economy.

"Our promotional trailer is attending shows and events during the summer, promoting things to do and see in South Kesteven as part of long-term planning to spread the word about what a beautiful and interesting district we have here."

Advance booking is required for catering/seating purposes.

Interested parties can contact Ginny Beckett to register on 01476 406154 and at discoversk@southkesteven.gov.uk

The full list of events is:

- June 25: 2.30pm and 6pm, The William Cecil Hotel, Stamford;

- June 26: 2.30pm, Deepings Community Centre, Market Deeping;

- June 28: 2.30pm and 6pm, The Urban Hotel, Grantham;

- June 29: 2.30pm, Church Rooms, Corby Glen;

- July 2: 2.30pm and 6pm, The Corn Exchange, Bourne; and

- July 4: 2.30pm, Village Hall, Caythorpe;

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