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Visitor Economy

Support for the tourism, hospitality, sport & leisure sectors

Are you looking to reach new markets & generate more sales?

The Business Gateway Growth Hub is offering a dedicated support programme for the tourism, hospitality, sport and leisure sectors. The aim is to support economic growth and help businesses reach new consumer markets to help generate more sales. This free support package offers a series of webinars and smaller group clinics hosted by a range of industry experts.

Benefits include:

  • Expert-led webinars
  • Small support clinics
  • How to identify new markets
  • Marketing advice and support
  • Digital support

Tailored specialist support

This programme will highlight opportunities available to develop visitor experiences from existing offers, adapt and price them as bookable products, then take them to market. One of the positives to come from the coronavirus pandemic is the creativity that businesses have shown in adapting their operations to accommodate changing restrictions and diversifying their offer to match changing consumer behaviour- and top examples will be shared.

You will takeaway:

  • What an ‘authentic’ tourism experience looks like
  • Gain insight and an understanding of the visitor economy and how it can add value
  • What is required to turn a product or activity into a memorable experience
  • What consumers are looking for
  • Types of groups available
  • Excellence in customer service and the value of positive reviews
  • Financial reporting and forecasting
  • Importance of collaboration

How will this help my business?


Grow your business

This programme will build on appetites for flexibility and guide businesses who are willing to adapt to reach new and often lucrative businesses. The webinars provide a detailed outline of support, and the smaller clinics let you ask the questions relevant to your unique situation.


Support from experts

The Service offers support from a range of experienced business experts who can offer mentorships and deliver practical, no nonsense support and advice to help your business develop and grow. Simply sign up to the webinars and you will be able to access the smaller group sessions and free support of industry experts.


Dedicated Growth Hub adviser support

You will have the support of a dedicated business adviser here at the Growth Hub should you have additional questions, or find yourself looking for further advice and signposting.


How do I get involved

Simply book onto the events listed below, and you will be able to access the full support programme, including information about how to join the small support clinics on offer.


We are busy arranging more webinars for the tourism, leisure and hospitality businesses. In the meantime visit our events section for general business-themed webinars and action-planning workshops. Topics include marketing, sales, leadership, strategy and finance.

View current events and webinars