David Rutley visited Bollington during Tourism Week to highlight what makes the town a real destination.
David regularly promotes the tourism sector and is a keen supporter of the English Tourism Week campaign, organised by VisitEngland. It encourages people to explore England and highlights the importance of tourism to local economies. In the Macclesfield constituency, nearly 1 in 10 workers hold a tourism related job.
It is clear to see that tourism is making a real difference to Bollington. David visited the Discovery Centre, enjoying refreshments with visitors, before taking a stroll along the Macclesfield Canal.
The Macclesfield MP also spent time speaking to representatives from Destination Bollington. They explained how they are making the most of the Discovery Centre’s position next to the canal. Bollington is also ideally situated for the Middlewood Way, another great draw for visitors.
David then met with local Bed & Breakfast and self catering accommodation owners about holidays in Bollington. He listened to their concerns about the challenges facing the hospitality industry and discussed ideas about how to pro-actively attract even more visitors. One thing that was clear is that tourists are guaranteed a warm welcome to Bollington.
Following the visit, David said, “Bollington is a beautiful place to visit and its tourism industry plays a vital role in our local economy. Not only is this a great place to live, it is a great place to visit too. I hope many more people will consider a day trip or extended stay in Bollington.”