£20k boost for tourism in East Lindsey

Leader of East Lindsey District Council Doreen Stephenson EMN-140429-132442001
Leader of East Lindsey District Council Doreen Stephenson EMN-140429-132442001

Expect to hear more Brummie accents in East Lindsey this summer after a £20,000 advertising campaign for 
the district in the West Midlands.

The district council has spent £20,000 on promoting the district - both the coast and inland towns - in newspapers such as the Birmingham Post and Coventry Telegraph.

Not only that but the backs of buses in Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton have been adorned with posters promoting Skegness, Mablethorpe and the Lincolnshire Wolds.

ELDC has also allocated a smaller marketing budget to promotional activity in cities such as Derby, Leicester and Nottingham, but it feels there is more growth potential in the West Midlands.

According to the authority’s tourism supremo, Alison Macdonald, who has not looked back since moving to Manby from Bristol 14 years ago, there is “anecdotal evidence” from accommodation providers of more inquiries from the Birmingham area.

She went on to highlight other initiatives including a social media drive to attract more people in the 18-30 age group to the district and a redesign for the VisitEastLincolnshire website in 2015.

Advertising has also been placed in national Press - both tabloids and broadsheets.

“In a competitive industry, it is essential that we stand 
out from the crowd,” she insisted. “We need to be really savvy.”

The leader of ELDC, Coun Doreen Stephenson, who has always been a champion of tourism added: “I 
have never been more confident of exciting times ahead.”