Draft Strategic Tourism and Events Plan

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Destination Kiama has released a draft Strategic Tourism and Events Plan to guide the future direction of tourism for the Kiama Municipality for the next four years.

Destination Kiama Chair, Councillor Matt Brown, has encouraged as many businesses and individuals as possible to provide their feedback to the draft plan.

“Delivering a Strategic Tourism and Events Plan that reflects the priorities and long term direction for this sector is a critical first step for Destination Kiama,” Councillor Brown said.

“Tourism and events generate around $187 million for the local economy, including 1,510 direct and indirect jobs, so it’s in everyone’s interest to be part of this process.”

Councillor Brown said the draft plan had a strong focus on growing spending by overnight visitors, increasing awareness of the importance of the visitor economy and providing a framework for co-ordination.

“I’d like to thank the new Tourism Advisory Committee for their work getting the draft Tourism and Events Strategic and Events Plan to this stage.”

“However, we now need the involvement of those many individuals and businesses with indirect and direct involvement in local tourism and events to have their say.”

To view the draft Strategic Tourism and Events Plan, take part in an online survey, or register for one of the Open Forums on 26 October, go to:

www.kiama.com.au/membership/strategic-plan