New partnership to boost Peak tourism

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A STRATEGIC partnership between the University of Derby Buxton and the area’s official tourist board, Visit Peak District & Derbyshire, is set to boost tourism in the area.

The university’s tourism degree programmes have been endorsed by Visit Peak District, as has its three-year LEADER project, Extending the Season, which aims to increase tourism through raising awareness of locally-produced food and drink.

Dr Peter Dewhurst, the university’s strategic director, said: “This partnership with one of the UK’s top tourist boards is fantastic for our students.

“Through these formalised links our students will have even more opportunities to take on real world learning projects that will have a tangible impact on tourism in the Peak District.”