Views wanted on tourism

ayrshire’s united local authorities want the views of the key industry sectors to help provide stategic direction for the sustainable economic performance of Ayrshire and Arran.

East, North and South Ayrshire councils have pulled together under the Ayrshire Economic Partnership banner, which aims to deliver positive benefits to the Ayrshire and Arran area.

The Ayrshire Economic Partnership is a collaboration of business leaders, and senior representatives of the three Ayrshire local authorities, Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Scottish Enterprise.

In a letter sent out to small tourism businesses throughout Ayrshire, the three leaders of the local authorities have asked those with an interest in tourism development to fill out an online survey.

The letter states: “In order to progress a joint Ayrshire and Arran Tourism Strategy, collaboration with both public and private sectors is a key element. Therefore we have delivered a number of workshops throughout Ayrshire & Arran to gather views and opinions, which will be fed into a draft strategy. Accordingly we are performing an online survey to ensure our consultation reaches those interested in Tourism development.

“If you would like to give us your views and opinions, then please logon to www.surveymonkey.com/s/KM7N6DQ .”

The survey was backed by Ailsa Horizons manager Stuart Lindsay, who encouraged anyone with an interest in seeing tourism grow in the area take the time to fill out the survey.

He said: “I’d been keen to encourage business people and small tourism business people to take the time to fill out the survey. There are differences between what people down here want and people want in the rest of Ayrshire. The survey allows you to get your message across.”

The closing date for the survey is Tuesday, May 31.