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1 Visitors: who are they & how do we fulfil their needs? Simon Tipple

2 Who are ‘Visitors’?  Tourism is defined by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) Tourism Intelligence Unit as: "A movement of people to places outside their usual place of residence, pleasure being the usual motivation."  Church visitors may also include people who live in and around the parish who do not regularly attend church.

3 Why should churches encourage visitors?  To offer a welcoming, hospitable and open door to all.  Fundraising and long term income.  Supports programmes of events.  Encourages pride in local heritage and communities.  Creates an attractive image for the area.  Increases demand for local businesses.  Highlights the importance of maintaining local facilities.  Draws attention to the need to protect the environment.  Promotes healthy lifestyles through walking, cycling, etc.  Encourages cultural diversity.  Local residents explore their local environment.

4 What are visitors wants and needs and how do churches fulfil and exceed these?  Group exercise

5 The How, Where and Why of promoting Your Church Event? Simon Tipple & Jon Tromans

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9 The How, Where and Why of promoting Your Church Event?  Group Exercise: How, where and why should churches promote events? (Simon leading)  The power of expanding the message through Social Media (Jon leading)  Group Discussion

10 Contact: Simon Tipple Tipple Tourism & Economic Solutions Tel:


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