Rosie Joins the Tourist Information Centre as part of English Tourism Week

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11 Mar 2016
As part of English Tourism Week, Dame Rosie Winterton is joining the team at the Doncaster Tourist Information Centre and will be behind the counter, assisting with questions from visitors to Doncaster
- to help raise awareness of the importance of tourism to our local, regional and national economies during English Tourism Week.

Tourism is England’s third largest employer, with over 1.5m people employed in the industry, which last year generated £6.4bn in Yorkshire and Humberside alone. Here in Doncaster tourism accounts for over 10,000 jobs with the town and borough attracting over 12 million day visitors contributing c£200 million
to the local economy. 

Rosie says “Doncaster, a historical market town has many award winning attractions, sporting activities and places of interest for tourists and visitors.  I would recommend a visit to the Tourist Information Centre near the Mansion House, itself a historic building dating from 1749, where they will be provided with helpful information on what’s on, where to go and where to stay. 

We often forget what is on our own doorstep and a quick look at the ‘Visit Doncaster’ website is worthwhile not only for tourists but also for local people to find out what is happening here in Doncaster.”

Upcoming events to look forward to this year are the ‘Tour de Yorkshire’ stage 2 finish of the men’s and women’s races on Saturday 30th April, the Annual Dragon Boat Race at Lakeside on Saturday July 9th and the St Leger Festival from 2nd to 10th September.

The English tourism sector supports thousands of businesses and has a huge impact on visitors, residents and employees, and is a major employer of school leavers and young people.  HRH Prince Charles is
Patron of English Tourism Week, an annual week-long celebration of events showcasing the quality and vibrancy of visitor experiences and the value of the tourism industry.

Pictured with Rosie are Sue Sturgess (TIC Assistant), Katy Lewin (TIC Supervisor), Chris Dungworth (Investment Manager) and Colin Joy (Tourism Manager)

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Rosie Winterton MP for Doncaster Central
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