Businesses in Helmsley and Malton are being invited to become a Visitor Information Point for tourists who are visiting the area.
The move is part of a “modernisation” of Ryedale District Council’s tourism service which will see the closure of the Tourist Information Centres in both towns on April 1.
The authority expects to save tens of thousands of pounds through the closures and by focusing on online marketing initiatives such as mobile phone Apps and improved websites.
Pickering’s Tourist Information Centre will remain open in the meantime.
Now Ryedale District Council will hold a briefing meeting at Ryedale House, Malton, tomorrow at 6pm, for businesses who want to learn more about becoming a Visitor Information Point – providing a friendly face for visitors and local information on events, attractions and accommodation in the area.
In return, the council says the chosen Visitor Information Points will be promoted in tourism literature and online. They will receive support from tourism officers and an annual retainer.
l Contact Jos Holmes, economy and community manager at Ryedale District Council, on (01653) 600666 ext 240 or firstname.lastname@example.org