Yesterday the World Heritage Site Office was delighted to receive its ‘Outstanding Contribution’ to Tourism Award, which was won at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in February this year.
As one of the South West’s twenty Protected Landscapes, the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site has been recognised as being ‘…one of the primary reasons why visitors choose the region as a destination, contributing significantly to the visitor economy. ‘
The Award acknowledges the dedicated volunteers and key staff that manage the assets of some of the region’s most beautiful countryside, under the constant pressures of having to retain funding in order to give visitors the best possible experience.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported that parts of the country’s natural capital, including Protected Landscapes such as those in the South West, contributed £16bn to the economy in 2015, with an estimated contribution of £761bn forecast over the next 100 years.
To find out more, see the February news piece – here.
Below - The fantastic 'Outstanding Contribution’ to Tourism Award, won by the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site