Doncaster may be in the grip of winter but the team at Visit Doncaster have released a video that is guaranteed to bring the warmth of spring and the hope of long summer days out just a little closer.
Fresh from the success of the second edition of the Doncaster Visitor Guide, published in January, the video is three minutes long and crammed with places to go, things to do and visitor attractions across Doncaster, with something in there for everyone.
Visit Doncaster recently launched its Official Partnership with Club Doncaster with the aim of spreading the word of all that is great about the town.
Destination manager Lorna Reeve said: “Doncaster is a great place to visit and it’s our job to get that message out there.
“We’re targeting locals and new visitors alike with our publications, events and now this short promotional film.
“We absolutely believe Doncaster has so much to offer, whether that’s our history and heritage, our great green spaces, hotels, shopping or family friendly visitor attractions there really is something for everyone.”
The team are keen to point out that it’s not all about the big attractions and the film reflects this with great coverage of smaller venues, attractions and lesser known gems.
Lorna added: “The visitor economy is such an important part of the development of the town too. New investors, new businesses and attractions not only need visitors but benefit from the spend these visitors make, hotels and restaurants see improvements, the cultural offer improves and generally prosperity and growth brings, about positive change”.
The Visit Doncaster team is also working on plans for 2020, the 400th anniversary of the sailing to America of the Mayflower Pilgrims. It is anticipated that towns and cities with connections to the Pilgrim Fathers will see huge numbers of inbound American tourists, and of course two of the most significant pilgrims, William Brewster and William Bradford having connections to Doncaster, the latter being born in Austerfield.
Andrew Whitham, head of commercial at Club Doncaster, said: “The link between Doncaster and the Pilgrim Fathers is there for all to see.
“To tie in with our game earlier in the season against Plymouth – from where the Mayflower was launched – Visit Doncaster were keen to work with us to raise the profile of the anniversary.
“But further to that, Club Doncaster and Visit Doncaster share many similar values in terms of our ambitions for the town, which made a partnership between us a great fit.”
For more information on the work of Visit Doncaster or becoming an Official Partner of Club Doncaster, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01302 764665 to speak to a member of the team.