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Be Opportunity Savvy

Be Opportunity Savvy in White Cliffs Country

Make sure you are listed on White Cliffs Country’s channels 

Any business in the Dover District that serves the visitor economy and tourism is eligible to be listed on the White Cliffs Country website. Note that accommodation providers must have valid accreditation or sign up to the District Accommodation Charter.

If you are listed already, please check your details are up to date. If you are not listed, please complete the relevant online form.

Forms:

If you have any questions or require any further information regarding White Cliffs Country website listings, please email: vic@dover.gov.uk.

  • Events

    Any event in White Cliffs Country (Dover District) that serves the visitor economy and tourism is eligible to be listed on the White Cliffs Country website’s What's On pages.

    If you would like to submit your visitor event information for promotion, please complete the Event Advertising Form.

    If you have any questions or require any further information regarding event promotion in White Cliffs Country, please email: vic@dover.gov.uk.

  • Tourism Accommodation (Accommodation Charter)

    We remain committed to both the National Quality Assurance Scheme run by The AA, Kent Accommodation Scheme and other accreditation schemes/guides like Alistair Sawday, Michelin etc. This independent view can provide valuable insight and excellent advice tools to assist you with running and developing your business. They can also provide an award to use on your website and promotional materials.

    To support our non-accredited district wide accommodation businesses, we have developed an ‘Accommodation Charter’ which is aimed at giving visitor confidence when booking within the district. The Charter covers important areas such as legal considerations, health and safety and good customer care practice.

    Signing up to the Charter gives an opportunity to be promoted on the White Cliffs Country website and other potential promotional activities (advertising and PR activity) undertaken by us and partners like Visit Kent and Tourism South East. It also enable the districts Visitor Information Centre’s to make bookings through you on behalf of their visitors.

    If you have any questions or require any further information regarding the White Cliffs Country Accommodation Charter, please email: sandra.killick@dover.gov.uk.

  • Get your business listed on the following websites

    The Visit Kent website

    Make sure you are listed on Visit Kent channels.

    Any business in Kent that serves the visitor economy is eligible to be listed on the Visit Kent website. Note that accommodation providers must have valid accreditation.

    If you are listed already, please check your details are up to date. If you are not listed email: enquiries@visitkent.co.uk.

    Submit your event information to Visit Kent now using a simple online form.

    The England’s Coast website

    Make sure you are listed on England’s Coast channels.

    Through White Cliffs Country’s membership of the England’s Coast Project (Visit England’s Discover England Fund) any business in the Dover District that serves the visitor economy and tourism is eligible to be listed on the England’s Coast website.

    Within White Cliffs Country listings are available for accommodation providers and places to eat within 5 miles of the coast and visitor attractions, activities and local transport providers within 15 miles.

    If you are listed already, please check your details are up to date. If you are not listed, please visit www.englandscoast.com/en/business-listing-hub/register or email katy.dunnill@coastaltourismacademy.co.uk.

  • Keep an eye on the following websites

    Dover District

    Kent

    South East England

    England

    Britain & UK

  • Training Opportunities

    Training allows employees to acquire new skills, sharpen existing ones, perform better, increase productivity and be better leaders. Many company successes are those who encourage their employees to achieve and strive to enhance their skills, capabilities and knowledge.

    Brand new training opportunities for 2021!

    White Cliffs Country is supporting the tourism industry in Dover District to Bounce Back to Business in 2021 with 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.

    Available to the hospitality sector and leisure businesses, the courses provided by Dover District Council 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 (Dover District) businesses and delivered between the end of January and the end of March, 2021.

    Look at our Skills and Training page for more detail about these courses.

    The government has set up ‘The Skills Toolkit’ which offers a range of training course in topics such as business, finance and marketing enabling individuals to improve their skills in these areas. With courses provided by organisations such as The Open University, Google and FutureLearn, you know you are in capable hands. This is a fantastic opportunity to upskill yourself and your employees. Offering your staff, the opportunity to take courses can boost team productivity and motivation. The benefit of the online courses that they offer is that they can be taken flexibly at a time that suits them.

    To keep up with the latest business trends why not join Sleeping Giant Media for the ‘Business As Unusual Show’ that takes place every week. Look at their website for the schedule.

    Other training and support opportunities include:

    • In England the government offers free advice on their Business Support Helpline
    • Visit Britain’s corporate website offers support and business advise including New Business Recovery webinars and consumer research. 
    • Google Digital Garage is a fantastic resource with a range of online courses from beginner to advanced that you can use to give your business the knowledge to navigate the digital world.