We recognise that tourism is central to the wealth, employment and sustainability of the Lyn Valley community, now and in the future.
However, we will need to work hard as a collective group to ensure that it delivers opportunities for all. The aim of our Economic Plan is to safeguard and develop the Lyn Valley visitor economy for the benefit of businesses, residents and visitors alike, whilst protecting and enhancing the high quality environment upon which we depend, to meet changing tourism needs and to reach new markets.
Our key objectives are:
- To increase the number of high value staying and day visits to the Lyn Valley.
- To increase the number and diversity of businesses within the Lyn Valley.
- To increase year round employment opportunities, particularly for young people.
- To increase joint working between businesses, measured by the number of joint projects and the number of businesses involved.
- To enhance the environmental assets of the Lyn Valley for the benefit of all.
We can achieve our key aims and objectives using the Pillars of Tourism. The Pillars of Tourism is a circular business model designed help recognise opportunites to promote, optimise and improve our prosperity.
Those pillars are: Attraction, Proposition, Experience and Referral.
Aims & Objectives
Queries & Challenges
Reach new markets
Inspire and motivate more people to visit
Encourage visitors to stay longer and visit again
Invoke memories of previous visits
Is our reach improving?
Are visitor numbers improving?
Promote the best of the Lyn Valley and Exmoor
Present great places to stay; hotels, B&B’s, self-catering and camping
Offer a wide choice of activities, events and things to do for the whole family
Entice visitors with our great places to eat and drink
Promote our rich heritage and intriguing ancestry
Is our proposition relevant?
Are we offering enough?
Reinforce the visitors decision to visit with a positive experience
Ensure visitors have the best time while they’re here
Help visitors fall in love with Lynton & Lynmouth
Actively demonstrate our sustainability, diversity, inclusivity and equality
Are visitors having the best time?
Are our businesses performing well?
Can we make improvements?
Encourage visitors to share their experience with friends and family
Spread the word on social media platforms
Promote positive responses on review sites
Attract people to visit Lynton & Lynmouth
Are our reviews positive?
Is our social media presence increasing?
Is our website showing increased activity?
This business model can be applied to any business that relies on, or benefits from, referrals to generate new business.