United on Newquay

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Newquay Town Council and Cornwall’s new head of tourism have united over the future of tourism marketing and information for the town – and are appealing for Newquay’s tourism trade to join them.

The Town Council has agreed to take over the running of the towns Tourist Information Centre (TIC) from next month. The Town Council will be supported in this by VisitCornwall with the transfer of operation finally bringing to a close recent uncertainty over the TIC’s future.

There is now closer working between the Town Council, VisitCornwall and Tourism Newquay with all sides seeing this as the start of a new tourism partnership for the town. Tourism businesses throughout Newquay and from all sectors are being invited to find out more and contribute ideas at a special free event at the Hotel Victoria on the April 7 from 10.30am.

Malcolm Bell, head of tourism for VisitCornwall, will be the keynote speaker on the day: He said: “This event is an opportunity for the trade to hear first hand our proposals for the future. It is important that Newquay’s marketing message is understood and prominent in the marketing of Cornwall – the resort has a lot to offer and at the same time working together could bring significant benefit to Newquay.”

Councillor Andy Hannan, chair of the Transition Committee is also keen for business owners and managers to attend the event. He added: “It’s vital we take this opportunity to influence and contribute to the official tourism marketing and information services for Newquay, and understand the benefits working together will bring.”

Businesses wishing to attend the free event at the Hotel Victoria on Wednesday April 7 at 10.30am are asked to reserve their place by contacting Newquay Tourist Information Centre on 01637 854020 e-mail [email protected] as soon as possible.

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