Promoting events across Somerset West & Taunton!

PRESS RELEASE – December ’21

Promoting events across Somerset West & Taunton with a dedicated new events platform

As part of the Somerset West and Taunton ERDF Welcome Back Fund, Visit Exmoor and Visit Somerset have been commissioned to develop and host a searchable database and online events calendar for the area.

The events platform will be hosted on the Visit Exmoor website and will enable representatives from towns and villages across the area to submit information via an online form about events taking place in their location. Visitors to the platform will be able to search for events by various filters including by location, month, type of event, free of charge, family friendly, wheelchair accessible, to find events of interest.

The towns and villages with appointed representatives responsible for updating the calendar include Dulverton, Taunton, Watchet, Dunster, Wiveliscombe, Williton, Wellington, Minehead and Porlock.

The events calendar will be promoted by Visit Exmoor and Visit Somerset on our social media channels which have a combined audience of over 100,000 followers across Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Somerset West and Taunton have also commissioned ADPR (PR Agency) to deliver strategic marketing of the town centres and visitor destinations and will be working to promote the calendar as part of this strategy.

Emma Thomasson, CEO for Visit Exmoor, comments, “This project shows a commitment to aiding our towns and villages across West Somerset and Taunton with a platform to promote all the events going on within the area. Events are an important part of our towns and communities, attracting visitors to the area and supporting our rural economy. This is a fantastic opportunity for us all to work together and to promote all the exciting events our area has to offer visitors and locals alike.”

John Turner, CEO for Visit Somerset, comments, “This is a really positive development for the West of the region, helping to increase the awareness for all of the Somerset West and Taunton District. The area has a positive reputation for putting on some amazing events and festivals and we look forward to creating even greater interest through our digital channels”.

Editors Notes:

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Welcome Back Fund is to support the safe and welcoming return to high streets and visitor destinations to help build back better from the pandemic.

The events platform can be found here: https://www.visit-exmoor.co.uk/west-somerset-and-taunton-events/

For media enquiries contact:

Cally Elston

Marketing, Visit Exmoor

E: marketing@visit-exmoor.co.uk

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