The group meets regularly, giving members a chance to share ideas, discuss opportunities and visit other tourism venues in the area. It is represented on a number of important bodies across the area and is able to influence decision-makers on behalf of its members.
WCCTA is a membership organisation working with the wider tourism trade, local partnerships, public bodies and individual businesses.
WCCTA's objective is to
promote trade and commerce in tourism and improve the overall awareness, effectiveness and quality of tourism provision in Dover district for and to the benefit of the members, Dover District’s* residents, tourists and visitors.
represent and communicate with tourism trade members across Dover district using website, e-newsletter, social media and PR
gather intelligence (e.g. research, data, case studies, trend information) for market and visitor analysis
discuss challenges impacting on the visitor economy, improve working relationship and share best practice
Understand changes in tourism trends, economic or other factors (e.g. technology and connectivity) and how these impact Dover District tourism businesses
Support initiatives that maximise the opportunity for Dover District tourism
Lobby and help with co-ordination of activities to maximise grant making and other funding opportunities
Encourage close working and co-operation between all public and private sector bodies and the tourism trade throughout the Dover District.
Please address all correspondence or enquiries about membership to the chairman:
Graham Hutchison, WCCTA Chairman
87 Friars Way, Dover, Kent. CT16 2DN.
Tel: 07961 654071
The White Cliffs Country Tourism Association brings together a wide range of people with an interest in tourism and a passion for the area in which they live or work.
For some, that interest is sparked by a part-time role they play, perhaps as a volunteer at one of the area’s many attractions. For others, tourism is their livelihood, at the heart of everything they do.
Together they speak with a unified voice that promotes the area, highlights what White Cliffs Country has to offer and speaks out against anything that might harm the interests of tourism operators locally.
* Dover District is defined as the area covered by Dover District Council, which includes Dover, Deal, Sandwich and surroundings. WCCTA represents all of this area.
WCCTA’s role is to