The new year marks a brand new alliance with the coming together of Club Doncaster and Visit Doncaster in a partnership that will help both achieve their aims of putting the town on the map.
Off the field of play, Club Doncaster’s vision is to help instil civic pride and passion in the town and this is something Visit Doncaster believes can be furthered by this new partnership.
Visit Doncaster’s tourism development officer Richard Young said:
‘The team at Visit Doncaster works year round to promote the town, whether that’s to local residents or visitors from farther afield and we feel this partnership will help us to get our messages to a new audience.
“Doncaster really has a lot to attract visitors into the borough, whether that’s our historical buildings and great heritage sites to more traditional tourism type attractions such as the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Sport related tourism is very important to us and when you consider the many thousands of visitors that come to the town to see the races and the combined sporting fixtures of Rovers, Belles and the Dons then it’s easy to see why this partnership is so important to us when telling the Doncaster story.
“Tourism in Doncaster is worth more than £400m annually and is a vital part of the future growth and prosperity of the town and as we move forward into 2018, with a number of major projects to improve the town centre there’s never been a better time to get sporting families to appreciate how great Doncaster really is.”
Andrew Whitham, head of commercial affairs at Club Doncaster, said:
“Doncaster is a great place to be, with fantastic attractions that welcome both residents and visitors alike. We are proud to be partnered with Visit Doncaster and to work together to make sure as many people as possible know what the borough has to offer.”
The partnership will also give fans the chance to purchase home tickets from the town's Tourist Information Office in Priory Place.