Council turns attention to tourism

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Cornwall Council has reaffirmed its commitment to the region’s tourist industry.

In partnership with VisitCornwall and the wider private sector, the council has been carrying out a review to identify priorities for tourism, marketing and development for the coming decade.

The findings of the review are due to be discussed at next week’s meeting of the council’s environment, planning and economy overview and scrutiny committee and any decision on the tourism budget will be made as part of the overall budget setting process of the council.

Joan Symons, the council’s portfolio holder for tourism, culture and leisure, said: “Tourism is vitally important to the economy of Cornwall and generates £1.5BN of visitor spend and supports over 30,000 jobs.

“The review process is very important in ensuring that we are investing resources in priority areas which have the most impact and which support the private sector to drive up the value of the sector to the Cornish economy.”