Providing visitor services is one of a number of ways local authorities support their local visitor economies. Effective information services can change perceptions of a destination, encourage additional expenditure and generate repeat visits. However, severe spending cuts face most local authorities and discretionary services in particular are under increasing scrutiny. Demonstrating impact, value for money and relevance at a time when new technologies are changing the way we all access information, is a significant challenge.
Many local authorities are exploring new strategies for visitor information provision and Tourism South East has the expertise to help, with over 25 years experience in helping to deliver effective and efficient visitor information services. More than 40 local authorities currently benefit from our expertise, acquired through the practical experience of managing up to 21 Tourist Information Centres.
Such is TSE's standing in the field, that it has secured national consultancy contracts with VisitEngland as well as tourism agencies, commercial information suppliers and local authorities around the UK.
If you would like further information about TIC Support & Advice, please email the Visitor Services team or call us on 023 8062 5485.