A consultation process has been launched by Yorkshire Forward to identify the regional development agency's future role in support of the region's tourism industry - and the agency is seeking the views of interested bodies on how the industry should be supported in future.
The move comes as Yorkshire Forward is set to benefit from extra money for regional tourism marketing and promotion announced by the Chancellor Gordon Brown in his Comprehensive Spending Review.
Tourism is one of the region's largest industries, with almost 100 million day trips a year generating £2.2 billion for the economy.
The Government is currently reviewing the role of RDAs' in tourism and Yorkshire Forward wants to open the debate with Yorkshire Tourist Board, local authorities and the private sector on how it can contribute to the industry at regional level.
The full consultation document is available on Yorkshire Forward's website at www.yorkshire-forward.com and responses are sought by August 23 to Richard Griffiths at Yorkshire Forward, Victoria House, 2 Victoria Place, Leeds, LS11 5AE; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org