Back to Business: Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality
For current information regarding district, government and tourism advice and updates for businesses, please also see the White Cliffs Country website and our ‘Keep Me Posted’ newsletters.
Information and Advice
Visit Britain / Visit England updates
- The ‘We’re Good to Go’ Industry Standard and Consumer Mark: You can now apply for a free UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to reassure your customers that your business adheres to Government and public health guidance. For full details and how to apply, please visit the Visit Britain website.
- The ‘Know Before You Go’ Consumer Campaign: You can now become part of Visit England’s national domestic campaign to empower consumers to inform themselves before booking a trip. For full details and to download Visit England’s industry toolkit and assets, please visit the Visit England website.
Help visitors find your business
- Make sure you are listed on the White Cliffs Country website
Any business in the Dover District that serves the visitor economy and tourism is eligible to be listed on the White Cliffs Country website. Note that accommodation providers must have valid accreditation or sign up to the District Accommodation Charter. If you are listed already, please check your details are up to date. If you are not listed, please complete the relevant online form.
Any event in White Cliffs Country (Dover District) that serves the visitor economy and tourism is eligible to be listed on the White Cliffs Country website’s events pages. If you would like to submit your visitor event information for use on the website, please complete the online form.
- Make sure you are listed on the Visit Kent website
Any business in Kent that serves the visitor economy is eligible to be listed on the Visit Kent website. Note that accommodation providers must have valid accreditation. If you are listed already, please check your details are up to date. If you are not listed email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit your event information now using a simple online form.
- Make sure you are listed on England’s Coast website
Through Dover District Council’s (White Cliffs Country) membership of the England’s Coast Project (Visit England’s Discover England Fund) any business in the Dover District that serves the visitor economy and tourism is eligible to be listed on the England’s Coast website. Within White Cliffs Country listings are available for accommodation providers and places to eat within 5 miles of the coast and visitor attractions, activities and local transport providers within 15 miles. If you are listed already, please check your details are up to date. If you are not listed, please visit www.englandscoast.com/en/business-listing-hub/register or email email@example.com.
Support other local businesses and help visitors discover the local area
*Printed copies are available from the District Visitor Information Centre, based in Dover Museum, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tourism Business Opportunities
Experience Development Programme
To aid the county's recovery following the effects of COVID-19, Dover District Council is working in partnership with Visit Kent on the launch of a brand-new Experience Development Programme.
Funded through the European Interreg Experience project, this unique Development Programme aims to assist both traditional and non-traditional tourism businesses across the region to adapt and develop new tourism products for business recovery.
The programme will work closely with organisations, supporting them as they adjust and diversify their product offer, encouraging collaboration with businesses both inside and outside of their sector, helping them to reach new audiences, and developing a year-round product to help recovery and resilience against future challenges.
Visit Kent are looking to work with 125 eligible organisations, each of whom will receive a range of support to build and launch their new products, from specialist 1:1 consultancy and business planning, to new photography, marketing campaigns and proactive testing and sales with the travel trade.
The deadline for applications is 31 December 2020. To find out more about the Experience Development Programme and for details of how to apply, please go to the Visit Kent webpage Interreg France Channel England Experience Project and download the Visit Kent Business Interreg Experience Onboarding Document.
Upcoming tourism, leisure and hospitality webinars
Visit England have launched a new series of business recovery webinars giving you practical insights, tips and guidance to help you get back on track following the coronavirus pandemic. Please visit the following webpage for more information and details on how to register and attend: