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Launch Of The Yorkshire Dales Initiative ‘Maximising Events For Accommodation Providers’
Monday, Mar 17, 2014
Richmondshire District Council is delighted to announce its new tourism initiative ‘Maximising Events for Accommodation Providers’.

The aim of the new free initiative is to help accommodation providers increase the number of visitors to the Yorkshire Dales, encourage them to stay longer and to spend more, specifically around using events and attractions.

It will help provide simple documented guidance for all types of local accommodation providers to help them increase their visitors stay, free workshops with a step by step guide on getting started, an events database, help with creating relevant offers to encourage visitors to stay and offer a link between accommodation providers and event web sites to help promote offers and events.

“We are pleased to be able to deliver this simple yet valuable initiative that can help so many businesses in such simple ways,” said Kate Loughlin, Business & Community Officer, Richmondshire District Council. 

“Partnering is so important  and with the help of Diane Howarth of Cottage in the Dales with her marketing and accommodation provider expertise, and Alison Parker of Alison Parker Web Design with her technical ability to deliver the event database,  we have brought the initiative to life. 

“We are focusing on visitor events now, and will soon be announcing the expansion to include local community oriented events such as weekly yoga classes. There will be something for everyone in the Dales!”

The first set of workshops have been arranged for:-
Thursday March 20 at Innovate, Colburn Business Park, Catterick Garrison from 9.30am to 12 noon
Tuesday March 24 at Thornborough Hall, Leyburn from 1 – 3.30pm and
Thursday March 27 at The Dales countryside Museum in Hawes from 1 – 3.30pm

To book a place or to register for the initiative contact Kate Loughlin on 01748 901040 or email 
admin@yorkshiredalesevents.org.uk
 
Event organisers who want to promote their event on the event database feed can either send the
event information to the above email address or input the data themselves at
www.yorkshiredalesevents.org.uk and click on the button ‘Add an event’. 

MORE INFORMATION
Kate Loughlin. Richmondshire District Council on 01748-901040, kate.loughlin@richmondshire.gov.uk
Diane Howarth, Cottage in the Dales on 01969-662766 or 07880-622291, stay@cottageinthedales.co.uk
Alison Parker, Alison Parker Web Design on  01642-780962, alison@alisonparker.co.uk

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