The Visitor Economy Networking Initiative (VENI) trade stand and roadshow, supported by Visit East of England, will be appearing at the Royal Norfolk Show on June 29, 30.
This follows a successful appearance at The Suffolk Show last month and will, again, showcase many of the fantastic tourist attractions in our region.
With over 25 businesses from hospitality and tourism represented on the stand and all providing an activity to encourage visitors to join in, finding out more about the sector as well as the businesses exhibiting.
Alongside the many attractions there is the Local Flavours Cookery Theatre with appearances by Roger Hickman, Aaron Proctor, Cheryl Cade and Tom Craig-Moonie to name a few.
A hotly contested ‘Latte Art’ Throwdown professional Barista competition will run alongside the cookery theatre. Some of the county’s most talented Baristas will be working free hand and competing to win the Norfolk heats and go through to the final in September.
There is also a Local Flavours food and drink market recognising how much of a contribution local producers make to the visitor economy in our region.
With all this going on there is plenty of seating where visitors to the stand can enjoy freshly brewed coffee donated by Richard from Mad About Coffee and cakes from Steve at Riverbank Bakery. A donation towards a chosen Ukraine charity would be appreciated.
And if that doesn’t excite you and encourage you to make a beeline to stand 225 there is Fool Hardy Circus clowning around, Snetterton Race Track with race cars you can sit in, Center Parcs offering a bit of relaxing spa treatments, Barnham Broom Country Club with a spot of golf and Wataunga Reserve with conservation advice. Leo the Lion will be making many appearances throughout the two days from the Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach and there will be a celebration of the centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Swaffham archaeologist Howard Carter.
The VENI project runs until 2023 and its aim is to support businesses working and associated with hospitality and tourism across Norfolk and Suffolk, as well as bring education and industry closer together.
The Visitor Economy really does have so much to offer and we are pleased we can share this with the Norfolk community on the 29th and 30th June at the Royal Norfolk Show.