Industry Hub and Business Information Centre

Together Everyone Achieves More in White Cliffs Country

Welcome to the new Industry Hub of the White Cliffs Country website.

One of the ways that White Cliffs Country (Dover District Council) supports Dover District is through the provision of guidance and information.

Within this section find up-to-date information for businesses and organisations including details on our accommodation charter, useful data and research, as well as handy guides and opportunities. We anticipate that the range of materials available through this Industry Hub will expand as new guidance is produced. If you believe there is a generic need for any advice, information or guidance please contact us and we will look to add it to the section.

Diversify your business with EXPERIENCE Development Programmes

Delivered by Visit Kent and the Kent Downs AONB, the EXPERIENCE Development Programmes will provide support and expertise for tourism businesses (individuals and organisations) to develop new, off-season Tourism Experiences.

Kent Downs Countryside Experience Development Programme is open to rural tourism businesses that live or work in the Kent Downs AONB or along the North Downs Way. If you are developing a sustainable tourism idea, or visitor experiences that focus on landscape, wildlife or rural life and culture, you may wish to register your interest. Applications close on 5th March 2021.

Businesses that are accepted onto the Countryside Experience Development Programme may be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £3000 to help fund equipment as part of their new experience.

Find out more and apply today.

New industry-relevant training programmes 2021

Dover District Council is running a series of fully-funded online training courses - to help the district to be ready to respond, re-boot, re-build and recover after lockdown.

These courses are available to the hospitality sector and leisure businesses and are designed to boost sales, develop media skills, increase marketing success and deliver excellence in customer service.

Working in partnership with Keep Your Fork, Tourism South East and the England’s Coast Project, the new industry-relevant training programmes will be tailored to local businesses in Dover District and delivered between the end of January and May 2021.

Find out more and book your training course.


What's New for 2021

Cambridge Economic Impact Model
Brand new results from the industry-respected Cambridge Economic Impact Model, which measures the volume and value of tourism across White Cliffs Country, are now available to share with our industry for 2019.

We also commissioned research on behalf of the three character towns, Dover, Deal and Sandwich in support of the District-wide report. 

Group Travel Guide
Find out more about Group travel with our 2021 Group and Travel Trade Guide