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Welcome to Yorkshire backs local festivals
4:58pm Tuesday 19th February 2013 in News
The organisation that helped bring the Tour de France to Yorkshire has pledged to make this year a bumper year for the county’s large number of festivals.
Tourism group Welcome to Yorkshire has just announced it will support 100 festivals in 2013, allowing them to boost their profile, helping with PR and offering business support.
Yorkshire’s festivals are worth around £500m to the county’s economy, and account for 10 per cent of total visits.
Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “Festivals are big business to the county and we are working hard to help them flourish and grow.
“We are supporting a wide range of festivals across Yorkshire from the Three Peaks Race to the Leeds Waterfront Festival and the Grassington Festival to the Ilkley literature Festival.”
A spokesman for the group said although they would like to support every festival in Yorkshire, they only had the resources to support the chosen 100.