Visit Greenwich has partnered with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and South East London Chamber of Commerce to create recovery campaign for the local economy.
Royal Greenwich – It’s Time! includes a summer series of leisure, learning, culture, events and offers to boost local tourism in August and September.
The campaign is the first stage of the local recovery plan which sets out priorities for action to reboot tourism for the benefit of local businesses that need to reopen and recover. Activities have been planned in a safe and socially distanced way in accordance with the VisitEngland We’re Good To Go standard.
Councillor Danny Thorpe said, “COVID-19 has affected our borough in ways we could never have imagined, and we know it’s been a rough time for many residents and businesses. Royal Greenwich – It’s Time! is a way to celebrate our residents for staying at home to stop the spread of the virus and thank all the key workers who have kept the borough going.
“It’s also a way for us to kick-start our borough’s economy again, inspiring confidence among our residents to get back on the high streets and explore local attractions on their doorstep. With a whole range of events and activities planned, the festival promises to be a cultural extravaganza that unites resident from across the borough and supports our businesses to speed up the recovery of our local economy.”
Barrie Kelly, CEO of Visit Greenwich said, “This is an opportunity to restart our visitor economy with our local audiences knowing they will be more confident to visit places on their doorstep. This is a great opportunity to create a stronger, local, loyal visitor market who in the future will return time and time again, spread the word and bring family and friends. We want to remind residents that they live in a wonderful place, one that millions of people travel to all from all over the world. Without the tourists, locals can enjoy the whole Borough of Greenwich like never before!”
The celebration will run until 30 September and is timed to complement a programme of events including Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, Greenwich Comedy Festival, Open House London and the reopening of attractions.
Royal Greenwich – It’s Time! is open to everyone who lives, works or studies in the borough. Offers can be viewed at visitgreenwich.org/its-time and by following #ItsTimeRG on social media. Over 60 offers are presented under the themes of Thanks, Shop Local, Wellness, Learning and Experiences.