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Thanet District Council is investing in the growth and development of new and established tourism, leisure and hospitality businesses. 

The council’s Tourism Team and its many partner organisations are working together to grow Thanet’s £245 million visitor economy and create new employment and career opportunities

The Isle of Thanet covers almost 40 square miles (103.30km2) on the north-east coast of Kent – the Garden of England.

More than 3 million visitors explore the Isle each year which is one of the sunniest places in England. They discover its three distinctive resorts – Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate – its nine rural and coastal villages; its outstanding heritage; and its chalk clifftops above 19 miles (30.6km) of golden sands and award winning-beaches. Find out more about the area by visiting the Visit Thanet website 

Thanet is in easy driving distance of the City of Canterbury (15.1 miles, 24.3km), mainland Europe via Dover (22.3 miles, 35.8km) and Folkestone (27.5 miles, 44.3km), and just 76 minutes by train from Ramsgate to St Pancras International London.

This section of the website is dedicated to meeting the needs of investors, start-up and developing tourism businesses.

It is packed full of information and contact points for: potential funding streams; business advice for start-up accommodation providers;  business planning; marketing initiatives, staff training support and more.

You will discover why Thanet offers such great investment opportunities for new tourism businesses, real-life stories of successful growing businesses, and how the Pride in Thanet Tourism Awards are contributing to the Isle’s quality of life for visitors and local people alike.

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