A tourism event for front of house and reception staff in the tourism industry will be held next week.

Eden District Council’s tourism team is working with Rheged, near Penrith, to host the free familiarisation event for accommodation providers on Monday, April 29.

The idea is to help equip staff working in the accommodation sector with information about Eden so they are able to answer the diverse range of questions visitors ask.

The discussions with attraction operators will help provide staff with up-to-date information about what there is to see and do in the Eden area, so they can pass it on to their visitors.

It will also give attraction, activity and transport providers the opportunity to talk about any new developments and plans for the 2019 season.

Jessica Goodfellow, joint tourism manager at Eden District Council, said: “Eden is a fantastic holiday destination for visitors and the more we are able to provide them with the information they seek, the more they will be able to enjoy their holiday and make the most of their time here.

“This is the first time we have held such an event and we are hoping that many of our accommodation staff will come along to the workshop and make the most of this opportunity.”

Jo Dunning-Thomas, sales manager at Rheged, added: “We are thrilled to be working with Eden Tourism on this event.

“The area has such a wide range of interesting attractions we can all be proud of and this event gives us the platform to exchange information to share with visitors.

“It’s also a great way for local business owners to get to know each other, and work together in the promotion of Eden as an exciting place to visit.”

Eden’s tourism industry contributes £336.6m to the local economy.

The workshop runs from 10.30am to 1pm.

Call 01768 212165 for more information or to book a place on the workshop.