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Together Everyone Achieves More in White Cliffs Country

Welcome to the Industry Hub of the White Cliffs Country website.

Click the links below to find out how Dover District Council is supporting the tourism industry in White Cliffs Country, and to read the full Tourism Strategy, a framework for the development of tourism within the district over the next ten years.

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Tourism is on the up in White Cliffs Country


The value of Dover district’s visitor economy increased to £201 million in 2021, up 79% on 2020.

Visit Kent’s latest Economic Impact Model for 2021 published today shows promising signs of early recovery for White Cliffs Country’s tourism industry, showing the value of Dover district’s visitor economy increasing to £201 million, a 79% growth from 2020, with four million combined day and overnight trips being undertaken in the area in 2021.

White Cliffs Country Centre Stage At World Travel Market 2021


Dover District Council is showcasing White Cliffs Country on a global stage this November 2021 at World Travel Market - WTM London – where more than 140 international destinations are represented. The global travel show is the largest industry gathering since the pandemic began.

Apply To Become An Experience Maker with Kent Downs AONB


Are you interested in launching a new tourism activity or experience that helps visitors to explore and connect with the beautiful landscapes of White Cliffs Country? If so, now’s your chance! Become an Experience Maker with Kent Downs AONB.

New Online Training For Tourism Businesses In White Cliffs Country This Autumn


Following a successful pilot scheme launched in spring 2021, Dover District Council has commissioned a second series of practical, interactive business support workshops for tourism and hospitality businesses in Deal, Dover, Sandwich and beyond. The new and advanced BrandBooster online workshops will support tourism and hospitality businesses following the Coronavirus pandemic to survive and thrive for all-year-round tourism.

White Cliffs Country Businesses Get Ready For The Open


Tourism and hospitality businesses across White Cliffs Country are offering special events, unique experiences, fantastic food and drink, extended opening hours and more – in celebration of The 149th Open, the major golf championship taking place at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich in July 2021. Find out how your business can get involved.

NetWalking Launches In White Cliffs Country


Kent Downs AONB and Experience project is launching a business outdoor networking event, NetWalking Kent, with the first free event taking place in White Cliffs Country this July. Local businesses interested in welcoming and promoting outdoor activity will enjoy a hot drink and hear about support initiatives before walking around 3 miles along the stunning White Cliffs of Dover. 

New B2B app to help reduce food waste in White Cliffs Country


Are you an ethical food and drink business based in White Cliffs Country? A new app from the No Food Wasted Forum is seeking support from food and drink businesses to revolutionise food waste in Kent.

Green Initiatives Grant Programme Open For Applications


Organisations in Sandwich in White Cliffs Country, Kent are being invited to apply for the Green Initiatives Grant Programme, established by The R&A, which supports sustainability and climate change-focused initiatives.

Online Training For Tourism Businesses


Respond, Re-Boot, Re-Build, Recover: White Cliffs Country is supporting Dover District’s Tourism and Visitor Economy with fully-funded online training courses, available to book now.

Deal Delivers

“Deal Delivers” - an online catalogue of Deal's local and independent businesses continuing to offer their services and products throughout lockdown - was the brainchild of entrepreneur Calypso Rose, previously ITV’s Young Businessperson of the Year. Faye Smith, author of the Deal Delivers blog, met some of the individuals whose businesses fuelled the initiative and found out about the secrets of their success.