Dorset’s official tourism website will become Dorset Council’s key tourism tool when funding of three Tourist Information Centres ends.
But some North Dorset-based councillors say the website needs an overhaul to help users discover individual communities and their services. And Visit-Dorset.com’s team needs to engage with North Dorset tourism businesses who have different needs to companies on the coast.
Councillors have recommended that council funding of Tourist Information Centres in Sherborne, Wareham and Dorchester ends. Shaftesbury TIC is not directly affected. The much-valued Bell Street service is independent is and staffed by volunteers and a part-time manager.