Council thanks tourism volunteers

Besi Besemar March 24, 2013

An event to recognise and thank the volunteers who support Brighton & Hove City Council’s Tourism & Leisure Delivery Unit took place on Monday, March 18 at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.

The event, formed part of Brighton & Hove’s participation in English Tourism Week. Thanks were given to the over 200 volunteers who work in a variety of roles, including VisitBrighton Greeters, who welcome the many visitors to the city each year, Royal Pavilion & Museum attendants and gardners, Volks Railway workers and leaders of ‘Healthwals’ and fitness sessions.

The city’s mayor, Cllr Bill Randall, was in attendance, and guests had the opportunity to see the Barbara Hulanicki Biba & Beyond exhibition, which is on show in the museum until April 14, as well as getting an exclusive preview of the new ‘Chilled to the Bone: Ice Age Sussex’ display before it opens to the general public.

Cllr Geoffrey Bowden
Cllr Geoffrey Bowden

Geoffrey Bowden, Chair of Economic Development & Culture Committee, said:

“This event is to say thank you to the unsung heroes and heroines who play a vital role in delivering tourism in so many different ways across the city. We’re very lucky to have such a dedicated team and their expertise and passion contribute greatly to the attraction of Brighton & Hove as a destination.”

The Green administration plans to close the city’s main tourist information centre by the Royal Pavilion to save money.