The new body dedicated to tourism and marketing for Scilly, the Island’s Partnership, is now a member of the AONB Joint Advisory Committee (JAC). The JAC oversees the work of the AONB Partnership and the AONB Staff Team.
Scilly’s landscape is crucial to the economic well-being of its communities. It is in all our interests to work towards promoting sustainable tourism and environmental stewardship across the Islands.
Nationally AONBs are set to receive a sustainable tourism boost. Last week, at the National Association for AONBs (NAAONB) conference, a new accord was signed by Defra Minister, Richard Benyon, the NAAONB and Visit Britain. The accord will encourage joint working between the tourism industry and protected landscapes and to encourage sustainable tourism.
Tourism makes an important economic and social contribution to the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.