New Yorkshire tourism network launched

Swaledale, by Stephen Garnett. Photo: Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

A new free-to-join tourism network has been launched, aimed at helping Yorkshire tourism business owners develop their enterprises by sharing practical solutions, knowledge and marketing techniques.

Susan Briggs says she has created The Yorkshire Tourism Network (YTN) in response to businesses saying they can feel isolated when it comes to making decisions that can impact the development of their business.

Susan, who has worked in tourism marketing for over 30 years, has run networks in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors for the last ten years on a voluntary basis.

She has created the YTN to arrange tourism marketing events, offer advice through an online hub, send out regular updates about industry issues as well as share marketing ideas and advice such as how to attract more online bookings.

Susan said: “The idea of the Yorkshire Tourism Network is to help businesses feel less isolated, create new collaborations and offer practical solutions to common issues.

“Having worked in the industry for so long I know what works and can help businesses avoid some of the pitfalls.

“The network is free to join so I hope tourism businesses across Yorkshire will sign up and benefit as soon as possible.”

It is also hoped the new YTN will offer opportunities for tourism businesses to debate topics that affect the industry such as climate change, and to act as a lobbying body to help them get the services they need.

To find out more including how to join the Yorkshire Tourism Network go to