Sussex Wildlife Trust is to join forces with Rother District Council and a host of other leading environmental and tourism agencies in the South East to promote nature tourism in the region.
With nature tourism one of the fastest-growing areas in travel today, more and more people are seeking out-of-the-way, natural experiences to fill their weekends or even entire holidays, both in the UK and worldwide.
Following a review of strategic opportunities in the region, Sussex Wildlife Trust is to join forces with a broad range of organisations to promote nature tourism across Sussex and Kent following a report which recommends the new Discovery Centre at Rye Harbour as one of two Gateways to the region, providing visitors with:
- Maps and directions to all the wonderful natural places to visit
- Information about the environments and wildlife that make this place so special
- Listings of events, festivals and activities across the region
- Guidance on how to explore nature ‘sustainably’ and without damaging it
Along with SWT, the organisations so far involved in the initiative include Rother District Council, the Romney Marsh Partnership, Kent Wildlife Trust, the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty unit, 1066 Country Marketing and East Sussex County Council. More organisations will be invited to join the partnership as it develops.
For more information about the initiative to support sustainable tourism in the region go to: http://www.rother.gov.uk/article/13264/Draft---Sustainable-Access-and-Recreation-Management-Strategy-SARMS