Accessibility: even more important than you may have realised?
The Euan's Guide Access Survey is the longest running and largest survey of its kind in the UK.
Now in its eighth year, the results of the 2022 Euan's Guide Access Survey are available:
- 72% have found accessibility information on a venue’s website to be misleading, confusing or inaccurate
- 74% have experienced a disappointing trip or having had to change plans due to poor accessibility
- 51% said reviews from other disabled people improve their confidence when visiting new places
- 46% have …
Become a North York Moors National Park Champion
This is a sneak peak at something we're just getting started with. I initially called it 'Ambassadors' but decided 'Champions' is less stuffy and more celebratory. You don't need to be super-human to participate! I can't give you all the details yet, but here's an outline which I hope will convince some of you to get involved and be the initial pioneer champions - or guinea pigs...
We'd like to work more closely with some people/businesses who really love their area and want to collaborate to r…
Year of the Coast
2023 is the Year of the Coast and with 26 miles of marvellous coastline sitting here in the North York Moors National Park - sandwiched between beautiful moorland and the North Sea - we’re encouraging you to celebrate it with us.
There will be plenty to do along the way with our many walks and ambles, events and exhibitions to keep you busy. Stop by some of the country’s most-famous cafés and restaurants, or help keep your coast neat and tidy with some community beach cleans.
To mark the Year …
The North York Moors National Park Marketing and Communications Team has been enhanced with the return of Laura Barr, back from maternity leave, and appointment of Tom Outing. The team now includes: Catriona McLees, Head of Marketing and Communications; Tom Outing, Marketing and Communications Manager; Emily Watson, Visitor Development and Marketing Assistant; and Laura Barr, Marketing and Product Development Executive.
Food & Drink Event
DEFRA have asked us to tell you about their forthcoming event for Yorkshire Food & Drink businesses. You can register now for a free Food and Drink Growth Masterclass on business finance, business growth, and routes to market.
The event will include masterclasses on finance, innovation and resilience, routes to market covering public procurement, exports, retail and tourism. Additionally, experts will be on hand to provide individual advice and recommendations – come prepared with your questio…
Cycling Tourism Toolkit
A new Cycling Tourism Toolkit has been produced to help businesses to take advantage of the increased interest in cycling. You can download the Cycling Tourism Toolkit here
Don't forget to also take a look at the North York Moors National Park's other cycling friendly activity here.
Coastal business survey
Great Big Green Week
The Great Big Green Week is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.
Between 24 September and 2 October this year, Great Big Green Week will unleash a wave of support for action to protect the planet. Tens of thousands of people in every corner of the country will celebrate the heartfelt, brave, everyday actions being taken to stand up for nature and fight climate change.
The North York Moors National Park is working on several activit…
Results of National Coastal Tourism Academy business survey
We sometimes ask you to contribute to the National Coastal Tourism Academy survey. They gather information to help plan campaigns and lobby government for additional support.
The latest results can be seen here: Coastal Business Survey results 2022_wave 2 June.pdf.
Some of the Yorkshire findings are slightly different to the national picture - you can see these differences here: NCTA business survey_Yorkshire Coast_June 22.docx.
Accessible tourism - an important market
If you think of 'accessible tourism' as important but hard to understand, think again. And if you think all disabled visitors are in wheelchairs and you can't necessarily cater for them, think again. You may be missing out on a huge market. We've added some information and resources to the Accessibility page - take a look and see how you can benefit, and make 20% of the population happy!