Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

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Friday, 13 January 2012

Support for tourism or not.

Apart from cauliflowers, tourism is the only remaining industry in Thanet . So the big political question has to be does Thanet District Council support it or not ?
Over the years the tourism strategy has changed to the more cultural side plus the events programme has attracted thousands of visitors into Thanet all spending money. However none of this is possible unless TDC puts in an input with the support of stake holders and town councils. The same applies to making Thanet looking appealing it all needs TDC support which in reality is our money. Following Cllr Ian Driver's resignation from the Labour group over expenditure of £165K for events and £20K on flowers the question we must ask ourselves do we support tourism or follow Ian and not bother.
Well personally I think that every pound TDC spends wisely on actively making Thanet's tourist product more attractive is money well spent, so I applaud the Labour Group and other Councillor's for doing so.

3 comments:

Peter Checksfield said...

I'm with you there Tony. I see money spent on these as an investment.

Anonymous said...

I agree, though the bigger question which will ultimately decide whether tourism continues to thrive in Thanet, is whether they allow cargo flights at night in and out of Manston. No amount of flowers will entice tourists to Ramsgate if they do.

Readit said...

Unless we achieve a Thanet-wide tourism policy we will have Turner District Council (Margate) presiding over Margate Industrial Estate (Ramsgate).