Staffordshire Hotel & Visitor Accommodation Development Programme

We are currently progressing a programme of research for Destination Staffordshire to assess the potential for hotel and visitor accommodation development across the county, and the role that Staffordshire’s local authorities can play to help accelerate accommodation development. This includes interviewing the managers and owners of the county’s hotels and larger accommodation businesses; a telephone survey of smaller accommodation business owners; consultation workshops with the district and borough councils; a review of relevant strategy documents; an assessment of potential hotel and visitor accommodation development sites; and discussions with hotel and visitor accommodation developers to establish their interest in Staffordshire. A key output will be an action plan for public sector intervention and support. We are aiming to complete the work by the end of March.