New Tourism Website for Folkestone and Hythe
A new tourism website has been created for Folkestone, Hythe and the Marsh. The new site has been funded by local businesses in the area, alongside Folkestone and Hythe District Council and VisitKent, and will be managed by Folkestone Town Council. This venture has brought together a wide section of our business and tourism community with an aim to provide increased coverage of the different tourism offerings that our area has to offer.
The Folkestone & Hythe Tourism Board, which is chaired by Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve’s CEO Bob O’Connor, has also worked closely on the project. Bob O’Connor commented, “As a board, we recognise the importance of tourism in Shepway’s economy – it attracts around 4.6 million visitors annually who spend some £240 million in the local economy and around 5,000 people are employed in the sector locally.”
The site has been funded by local businesses and Folkestone & Hythe District Council, with day to day management provided by Folkestone Town Council. Businesses contributing to the site’s development included:
- The Best Western Burlington Hotel
- Creative Folkestone
- Folkestone, Hythe & District Hotel & Catering Association
- Hythe Business & Tourism Association
- The Hythe Imperial
- Littlestone Golf Club
- Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
- Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
- The View Hotel
Visitors are vital to the economy of our area, as can be seen from Folkestone’s new Harbour Arm, Port Lympne, and the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. By encouraging more people to come and visit our beautiful area, we may also encourage them to stay and work here. Additionally, we have a wide and varied selection of tourism-related businesses in our district and a focus on encouraging more visitors will, hopefully, enable those businesses to grow.
Check out the new site here Visit Folkestone and Hythe.