We are all aware of the situation in Ukraine that has developed since our last business newsletter. The Board of Visit Somerset wish to express their support for the Government and people of Ukraine. In addition, we send our empathy to any members and/or their employees that have connections there and hope that this unwarranted and cruel invasion ceases immediately.
Grants are being made available to Somerset SME businesses (Small and Medium Size Businesses of up to 250 employees) to support the growth of eligible organisations to help drive economic recovery post Covid and support Somerset’s ambition to become net zero by 2030.
The introduction of automation through chatbot systems. 'Answering questions in real time, directing visitors to the right content and answers with fewer clicks'.
Why Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning by John Turner CEO Visit Somerset
We have been asked by BBC Points West to put together a piece around the Visitor Economy in Somerset, its current state and what it will look like moving into 2022.
We have recently, through our new Somerset Club magazine publicised many of our famous Ambassadors in Somerset.
We now feel its right to talk about our own celebrities - those that go way beyond to help and support our Visitor Economy, ensuring that our customers have a great time.
We are seeking applications to our new grant scheme from businesses operating within the Somerset Visitor Economy.
Each Week moving forward we will announce for all what accommodation activity has been going on through our networks and new Staylists platform.
Each week we will bring the numbers of people searching for each key categories on the Visit Somerset site
Thank you to those of you who have been in touch to book onto some of the forthcoming sessions. We have now added a date/session for "Defining a USP for your business and telling your story" on 25 February.