Sherwood & the Dukeries Tourism Group
& the Dukeries Tourism Group
Notes from meeting held on Tuesday 28th
The White Hart. Ollerton
members attended the meeting. Apologies were received from
Cllrs. Mary Stokes and Barry Bowles. Sandra Withington. Janet
Carr. Janet Easom. Susan Santos. Nigel and Sue Bundy. Carla
Anderson gave a summary of the Sherwood Living Legend
conference that was held at Thoresby on the 22nd
November. A bid has been entered to win £25-50m. funding under
the National Lottery, Living Legends competition. Sherwood has
been selected as one of the final six projects. The winner will
be decided by a national telephone vote to be held in the Autumn
of 2007. John distributed some notes on the conference, if you
give him a call he will post a copy to you.
Daniels gave an update on the Group web site. There have been
more than 300,000 hits on the site since it was launched.
October was the best month to date with 46,000 hits. Robin Hood
is the most searched item on the site. Chris stated that from
analysis of web
site activity, the shortage of tourist attractions is a major
factor preventing growth of tourism in our region. Chris has all
of the statistics relating to the site, please phone him if you
would like further details.
Sissons of Experience Nottinghamshire gave a comprehensive
review of current and planned activites. She kindly copied some
notes to me as follows.
break leaflet is being developed now to be on shelves mid
December. Format is DL 8 panel with a focus on Robin Hood,
families, and the Robin Hood trail. Advertising for attractions
and accommodation will also be included. www.robinhoodbreaks.com
is now live and our combined visitors to this site and www.visitnotts.com
last month 91,000.
is working with Country Walking Magasine to produce a new
publication that promotes 8 walks around the county from the
Vale of Belvoir to Creswell. The publication is in production
and will be the main fulfilment piece at the National Outdoor
Show in March 2007. It will also be available on request from
TICs at a cost of £1.50.
Robin Hood Trail
is currently bidding for £169k to develop a trail around the
county that explores the legend of Robin Hood. If successful,
the trail will be interpreted using traditional panels and
wind-up technology to produce an audio trail. The tour will be
adapted for groups and coach tour market. The bid will also have
an element of event development to support the Robin Hood
second bid has been made the Alliance SSP to enable EN to
welcome events in the north of the county. This includes
promotion, town dressing, bannering etc to improve the visitor
experience and use events as key tourism attractors.
is also bidding for around £25k to install interpretation in
Bassetlaw around the Mayflower Trail. The bid, again to the
Alliance SSP is being considered at present and we hope to have
a decision on all three applications before Xmas.
Airport Marketing Group is working with Robin Hood Airport to
produce a new website that promotes the surrounding regions of
South Yorkshire and East Midlands. The site will show
geographical areas and places of interest around the key themes
of heritage and culture, sport and leisure, TV and movie
locations, shopping. Our focus will be on the Robin Hood,
Pilgrim Fathers and city breaks. The site will be funded by the
airport and should be live in January.
main events EN will be attending on Leisure Tourism are; The
National Outdoorshow, British Travel Trade Fair, Dublin Holiday
Midlands Tourism will be promoting the region at international
events including Fitur Madrid, Vakantebeurs Holland,
Salon de Vacances Belgium, ITB-Berlin. Notts will be
featured at all these shows.
return of the Discovering Notts Exhibition diary date
May 5th and 6th 2007 Rufford Country
anyone has questions or comments they can send them to me
directly on Helen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hocking, a new member and the proprietor of Pilgrim Fathers
Tours, gave an insight into his business and how he came to
develop it. He has a publicity leaflet and copies can be
obtained from Russell on 01777 711497.
Pillow, also a new member, gave an overview of Sherwood Forest
Castle, a log cabin development that has many of the props from
the Robin Hood Prince of Thieves film.
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