East Cambridgeshire District Council is delighted to launch a new website to help visitors plan their ‘staycation’ in the District this summer.
With staying in the UK considered the safest option this summer, the Explore East Cambs interactive website is a one-stop-shop for people looking to visit East Cambridgeshire.
Launching on the 1st August, the mobile-friendly website features tailored itineraries and themed sections based on the type of traveller you are and what you would like to do on your trip.
The site also offers a great search tool which allows users to search all accommodation providers, attractions, events, eateries, pubs and bars by the specific facilities you require.
Created as part of the District’s tourism strategy which aims to further endorse the Council’s commitment to making East Cambridgeshire a fantastic place to live, work and visit, the website amalgamates all sources of tourist information for the area, creating a unified brand.
All establishments featured on the site will be provided with an ‘As Featured on Explore East Cambs’ logo for use on their websites and in their marketing materials.
Anna Bailey, Leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council says:
“With travel restrictions and risks caused by the pandemic, more of us will be looking to stay in the UK for our summer holiday this year. We want to show residents and visitors what the East of England has to offer and make East Cambs a ‘staycation’ option.
“There is so much to see and do in East Cambridgeshire beyond our more well-known attractions. With Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk so close by, you can essentially explore four counties while you are here.
“Our research has shown that of the four million visitors to East Cambridgeshire, only 271,600 of them stay over. We want to change this and encourage people to stay in East Cambs for longer than a day trip because there is something for everyone in our District.
“East Cambridgeshire has an abundance of visitor attractions surrounded by beautiful countryside, as well as some fantastic restaurants, hotels, bars and bed and breakfasts. We want Explore East Cambs to be a district-wide portal which showcases everything we have to offer as a ‘staycation’ destination.”
Cllr David Ambrose-Smith, Chairman of East Cambridgeshire District Council’s Operational Services Committee said:
“Tourism is worth £200 million a year to our District and equates to nine percent of all employment in the area. Encouraging visitors to visit us this summer is vital to our post-COVID recovery.
“Our tourism strategy highlights the many assets of our diverse District and the Explore East Cambs website demonstrates that East Cambridgeshire has something for everyone.
“This website seeks to add value to existing sources of tourist information for the area rather than duplicate or replace the information that is already out there. We have signposted to where information already exists and have placed an emphasis on featuring new information plus information that is not readily available in one place.
“We welcome both first-time and frequent visitors and want the website to not only serve as an information source but to also create engagement among visitors to the area and the local businesses which serve them.”
To visit the Explore East Cambs website and plan your trip go to: www.exploreeastcambs.co.uk