Almost 80pc of Norfolk tourism businesses are feeling positive about the future, but do have concerns about the industry, this year’s EDP Larking Gowen Tourism Survey will reveal.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The views of almost 250 of the region’s tourism businesses – which have been voiced in an online survey – will be under the spotlight at a survey launch during British Tourism Week next month.

Larking Gowen senior partner Chris Scargill, who will present the findings, said that while 78pc of businesses were positive about the future, there were specific concerns for the industry.

“The industry is very aware that we are in the middle of a difficult trading period and that there is a great deal of pressure on spending. As a result of that they are adjusting their offering and having to work very hard to make sure it keeps up with expectations.”

But he said businesses were feeling positive as they had been taking action at the right time to anticipate the sensitivities in the market.

The survey, now in its fifth year, asked businesses specific questions about barriers to employment, VAT rates and other concerns for the industry.

Mr Scargill said they wanted to attract more than 100 tourism businesses to the launch which would provide useful information and demonstrate that individuals were not alone in their thinking.

He added that there were already a range of businesses, from small to large from across the sector, signed up for the event.

The EDP Larking Gowen Tourism Survey will be launched at a breakfast seminar event at Top of the Terrace at Norwich City Football Club on Tuesday, March 13 from 7.45am to 10am.

All those attending the event will receive the survey brochure with data and analysis.

The event will include breakfast, a survey presentation and the guest speaker is Norwich City Football Club chief executive David McNally.

To register visit the website at www.edp24.co.uk/tourismsurvey

2 comments

  • Biggest concern must be the gardens and land around the area, especially on our well known walks, where owners seem to have a Steptoe mentality, dumping all sorts of scrap metal. Many walkers comment it lets our area down. Clean up and help the tourist industry, they work hard for us all. Good luck to them

    Report this comment

    weaversway

    Monday, February 27, 2012

  • Tried commenting on occasions about an environmental issue but you continue not to publish. It is obvious you are influenced by vested interests and ignoring community matters. Very disappointing.

    Report this comment

    weaversway

    Monday, February 27, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Most read business stories

Father and son Max and Nick Applin, directors of Applin & Co.

Norwich father and son’s business goes from strength to strength

A father and son who joined forces to set up their own business are hoping to push the boundaries as their company goes from strength to strength.

Read full story »

loading...

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT