In 2015, the team behind Visit Kent were awarded the contract to set up and manage Visit Herts. Following other successful bids to provide services and manage projects across the tourism industry and recognising the decline in public sector finance to fund non-statutory services such as tourism, the decision was taken to create Go To Places in order to help provide a more sustainable solution for DMOs across the UK.
Go To Places is the only (not for profit) provider in the UK delivering destination management services across multiple counties. It does this by using a unique model which retains a local approach but reduces the requirement for local public sector funding by attracting investment from commercial partners and funding bids, using economies of scale for back office functions and tried and tested research, marketing techniques and thematic campaigns.
Find out more about all the place making services we provide for destinations and tourism businesses here.