Cycling tourism

Derelict Welsh tunnel set to become the longest cycle route of its kind in Europe

Derelict Welsh tunnel set to become the longest cycle route of its kind in Europe Breathing new life into former industrial sites can offer visitors exciting new experiences and provide a huge boost for the local economy. The Rhondda tunnel in South Wales is currently undergoing extensive surveying as part of plans to re-open it as a cycle route. At 3,148m (nearly 2 miles) the cycle route would be the longest of it’s kind in Europe. The Victorian tunnel has stood derelict since coal trains ceased to travel ...

Visitor experience business plan

Visitor Experience Business Planning Consultant Role

PSC is an advisory consultancy working in the visitor experience and wider tourism sectors. The core focus of our work is on carrying out market assessments, feasibility studies, operational reviews and options appraisals along with preparing business plans. A significant amount of our current client work is focussed on identifying ways to enhance existing visitor experiences and increase visitor numbers and income. Within the Planning Solutions groups we manage a visitor attractions including the National Brewery ...

Design Wall Graphic Design

Design that communicates – a view from Design Wall

You may think that design and communication are two quite different marketing disciplines, but when it comes to producing a leaflet, brochure or poster – or any piece of marketing collateral – it is essential that both are employed in equal measure, and are seamlessly combined, in order to achieve an effective result. The Brief is key There are many tried and tested brief templates in existence but the essentials include:- Objectives – what is it we want to achieve, what are we aiming to do? Audience ...

HLF business planning consultants

Resilience Heritage grants

Historically (pardon the pun), heritage organisations may have been accused of being stuck in the past but an investment programme launched by the Heritage Lottery Fund last year recognises a commitment to building resilience for the future. With an annual investment of £8m and individual grants ranging from £3,000 - £250,000, Resilience Heritage grants are available to organisations in the UK who are seeking to build their capacity or achieve strategic change to improve the management of heritage in the long...