Council invests money in tourism bid

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CHICHESTER District Council has agreed to invest £19,000 into tourism in the area.

Working with tourism partners and neighbouring local councils, the district wants to develop the West Sussex area into one of the leading holiday and short break destinations in the country.

The investment is part of further £46,000 that is need for the councils strategy in boosting the districts economy through tourism.

The plans would not only make the district a more desirable place for tourist to visit, but would create new jobs in the area.

Nationally the tourism sector generates £106bn a year, and employs 2.6 million people.

Once the strategy is finalised, research into the district will be carried out to see who the area can be developed and how existing activities provided by groups such as Visit Chichester.

Cabinet member for commercial services councillor Gillian Keegan said: ‘We want to bring together all our tourism partners from across the district and beyond.’