The Council want feedback on local attractions and benefits from the industry
Buckinghamshire residents, businesses and stakeholders are being urged to share their thoughts on the tourism sector.
A survey's been launched by Bucks Council asking for feedback on benefits from visitors in the area, the importance of cultural and social issues and the top attractions in the county.
Reponses close on February 17th via the following link: here.
Martin Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire Council, said:
"Supporting the 'visitor economy' is important as it is a major contributor to the local economy, supports and creates many new job opportunities and contributes to the richness of the lives of local people. Whether you are visiting one of our market towns, walking in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or watching a play at the Wycombe Swan Theatre or Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Buckinghamshire has lots to offer as a place to live, work and to visit.
"Through this survey, we want to reach a better understanding of how we can best support our tourism sector, and what stakeholders see as our core opportunities for Buckinghamshire's visitor economy. We want to hear what residents think makes our county a great place to visit, and how tourism impacts them.
"We'd be hugely grateful for your input, letting us know what makes Buckinghamshire unique, and how we can encourage visitors to come and experience and enjoy the county."
Clive Harriss, Buckinghamshire Council's Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, commented:
"Buckinghamshire has a rich and diverse tourism sector, employing thousands, which draws on exciting culture and leisure opportunities. We want to continue to offer new and exceptional experiences for residents and visitors alike in the future, and with Buckinghamshire residents' input, we can get a better understanding of where we can best focus our support for the sector and what tourism businesses see as their main challenges and opportunities.
"This way, we can encourage people to visit the county in a more sustainable manner, which doesn't undermine or threaten the great assets and communities that make Buckinghamshire special for tourists in the first place. Your views regarding tourism in our diverse county are a very important part of the process and we'd like to encourage people to share their thoughts, as we appreciate hearing what you have to say."