The Visitor Economy Support Programme (VESP) is a programme funded by an allocation of £500,000 from the Somerset Business Rates Retention Pilot programme (BRRP). The BRRP is funding to deliver economic growth and prosperity and is managed by all local authorities in Somerset via the Somerset Growth Board (which provides strategic oversight of joint economic development priorities).
Somerset West and Taunton Council sent this bulletin at 08-01-2021 03:49 PM GMT
You wanted MORE so we'll give you MORE!!
The overwhelming positive feedback we got from you for our first virtual breakfast was amazing, so thank you to each and
every one of you who took part, we think you're fab!
As we head towards the end of a very difficult year, we just wanted to give you a really positive update on what Visit Somerset has been doing during these dark times to ensure that Somerset can retain and grow its Visitor Economy in a new normal.
Visit Somerset have said, “As we see domestic market prominence increase post pandemic, we are exploring new markets. As the team have been out visiting members in has become really apparent that there are many ghostly tails and siting’s. Many famous TV series exploring the Paranormal have covered some very high-profile attractions in Somerset for their ghostly activity.
North Somerset District Council has commenced working with Visit Somerset, the official Destination Management Organisation. The main promotional tool, www.visitsomerset.co.uk, benefits from over 750,000 unique users and 2.5million page views in a normal trading year.
A new working partnership between Mendip District Council and Visit Somerset plans to firmly place Mendip businesses on the visitor map.
Bath Independent Hospitality Association (BIHA), Bath Area Self Catering Association (BASCA) and Visit Somerset create new Partnership
Membership Opportunity - linked to EDF/ HPC Nuclear power station build on the West coast Somerset.
Visit Somerset and Visit Exmoor would like to invite you to attend a series of workshops designed to motivate, inform and develop your leadership and strategic vision for your tourism business and the industry in Somerset and Exmoor.