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NEW PROPOSALS for the redevelopment of the region’s beleaguered
tourism industry are expected to be launched before the end
of the month.
Stranraer’s “Gateway to Galloway” stature should finally be
recognised as Stena Line are being lined up to play a pivotal
role in attracting a new breed of visitors to the area.
forced the region’s tourism to the top of the council’s agenda
alongside farming this year as it quelled visitor numbers
and now the local authorities have responded by drawing up
a five-year Tourism Strategy aimed at bringing back visitors
in record numbers.
proposals progress as planned then the west of the region
can look forward to an increased number of visitors from Ireland,
a market which has never been penetrated to its full potential
according to Tourist Board marketing manager Karen Wilson.
terms of reaching out to new markets we are close to reaching
a deal with Stena Line targeting Northern Ireland. It would
be a tremendous boost to reach the Irish because they are
a potential market we have never been able to reach due
to our budget in the past but the money is there now with
the increased importance of tourism this year”, she said.