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Tourism business invited to breakfast briefing

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TOURISM businesses from across west Cumbria are being invited to a breakfast briefing where they can hear specialist advice and receive the latest updates from the sector.

Copeland Borough Council is teaming up with Allerdale Borough Council to jointly host the virtual event on Friday, February 12.

The briefing will be an opportunity to hear from key speakers, including Cumbria Tourism’s Chief Executive Gill Haigh, and learn more about the various Covid-19 grants on offer to support businesses.

Attendees will also learn more about the planning considerations for motorhome and campervan sites, receive updates on the latest tourism initiatives in both Copeland and Allerdale, and have the chance to take part in a question-and-answer session.

Alongside these presentations, there is the chance to hear from Coun Steve Morgan, Copeland's Executive member for tourism, and Coun John Cook, Allerdale’s executive member for leisure and tourism, about how the two authorities are working collaboratively on tourism development.

Coun Morgan said: "We are doing a great deal of work – alongside Allerdale Borough Council, Cumbria Tourism and other partners – to support our tourism businesses during these challenging times.

“We’re pleased to take this opportunity to showcase our excellent joint working, and to highlight to the local tourism industry the level of support that is available. Copeland – and west Cumbria – is a fabulous place to visit, and by working together we can get the message out to attract and welcome visitors back when the time is right.” 

Coun Cook added: “With the pandemic showing no signs of ending quickly it’s vital that businesses in our fantastic tourism sector get all the support they need to help them through these challenging times. This briefing will showcase the work we’re doing alongside Copeland and other partners to help the industry bounce back and I’d encourage anyone involved in the visitor economy in west Cumbria to come along.”

Any business wanting to attend should sign-up via rebrand.ly/tourismbriefing. The briefing will start at 8.30am

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