In late 2016, a Vision for the Coastal Visitor Economy of England was developed and launched in consultation with the industry and stakeholders on the coast. Delegates built on the body of evidence about the importance of tourism on the coast to develop a comprehensive ambition and action plan for the prosperity of England’s coast. Initiated and led by the National Coastal Tourism Academy, this Vision has been developed for all stakeholders on England’s coast or those that have a role to play in the economy of these critically important coastal communities. Its Vision articulates the aspiration of this work.
“Vibrant distinctive coastal communities working together to make the coast a desirable place to live, work and visit – providing people with meaningful experiences and opportunities to grow the coastal visitor economy.”
It was felt critical that a group was formed to deliver the Vision and so the Coastal Tourism Leadership Forum (CTLF) has since been created.
The objectives for the CTLF are:
The forum is not a lobbying group but will present evidence to policy makers on matters affecting the vibrancy and prosperity of coastal communities.
|Allan Denby||Torbay Development Co. / Heart of SW LEP|
|Dr Anya Chapman||National Piers Society / Bournemouth University|
|Carolyn Custerson||English Riviera (Chair of Coastal Destinations Advisory Group)|
|Fernanda Balata||New Economics Foundation|
|Jason Freezer||NCTA / Bright Side Tourism consulting|
|Jude Leitch||Northumberland Tourism (Chair of Rural Destinations group)|
|Dru Bryan||Gosh PR|
|Samantha Richardson||National Coastal Tourism Academy|
|Denis Wormwell||Chair, VisitEngland|
|Nicola Radford||Coastal Communities Alliance|
|Martin-Christian Kent||People 1st|
|Vince Flower||Bays Hotels / Shearings|
For further information about the group or its current areas of focus, please contact Sheron Crossman