Last year tourism was worth £130 million to the Moray economy, with the region welcoming almost 800,000 visitors who supported more than 2,800 local jobs. A Business Improvement District would more than double the amount of funding available to invest in tourism and similar schemes elsewhere have significantly boosted visitor numbers.
Several businesses in the sector have already thrown their weight behind the campaign. General Manager of Dowans Hotel in Aberlour, Steph Murray, said: “A Tourism Business Improvement District would lead to more investment in our increasingly important tourist industry but it would also allow local businesses like us to decide what our money should be spent on. This might be more advertising in key markets, building more walking and cycling trails, or producing maps and guides to the region.”
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