We have recently completed a study of the potential for hotel and visitor accommodation development in Southport, the Sefton Coast and Bootle and South Sefton for Sefton Council. The research looked at what scope there is for all forms of accommodation from hotels, guest houses and pub accommodation to touring caravan and camping sites, holiday parks, holiday apartments, glamping and group and youth accommodation. We found clear potential for further budget and boutique hotel development in Southport and scope in the resort and the rest of the Sefton Coast for a range of different types of non-serviced accommodation. The opportunities for hotel development in Bootle look longer term, but there are more immediate opportunities for hotel investment in other parts of South Sefton. We are now working with Sefton Council on a programme of action to capitalise on some of the key opportunities that we have identified.