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Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival 2019

The 2019 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival will take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September.
The famous Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival is a fantastic free two-day event found on historic South Quay with ships to go aboard, live shanty folk music, fun street theatre exhibitions and demonstrations for visitors to explore.

Join in the fun at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Join in the fun at Great Yarmouth’s most prestigious annual event on Great Yarmouth’s historic South Quay and celebrate the town’s maritime past, present and future. It is the best weekend in September to take time out and explore the town, starting with a great free festival.

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2019 Tourism & Business Awards

2019 Tourism & Business Awards
The Tourism & Business Awards celebrations were held on Wednesday 27th March 2019 in the fabulous Assembly Room at the Town Hall Great Yarmouth. Awards were given to businesses who went that extra mile by recognising and celebrating their achievements.  Certificates were also given to guest accommodation, hotels  and self catering holiday parks in recognition of their  grading achievements.
The grading achievements and category winners for this year were :

Investment Award – Bromley Apartments
Business Website Award – Yarmouth Stadium
New Business Award – The Feathers
Customer Service Award – Fusion
Marketing Campaign Award – The Hippodrome
Community Contribution Award – Caister Village Experience
Family-owned Business Award – 

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The Success Story So Far

The Success Story So Far
Please find below for you to download the BID 2nd Term Newsletter ‘The Success Story So Far’
The GYTABIA (Greater Yarmouth Tourism & Business Improvement Area) is an organisation whose aim is to raise the profile of the borough of Great Yarmouth (Greater Yarmouth) and ensure that those who visit or do business here have the best experience possible.  The 2017 Economic Impact Assessment of tourism figures – available on this website under the general info tab shows that the percentage of all tourism related employment in the borough is 35.5% with a total of actual employment of 12,427 jobs.
In order for Greater Yarmouth to keep pace with other major resorts in the UK such as Bournemouth,

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2nd Term BID Timeline and Workshops

BID Timeline

Proposed Declaration of ballot date is early August.
BID Workshops


Hemsby Businesses
27 February 2019
Lacon Arms, Hemsby

Accommodation Providers & Holiday Parks
27 February 2019
Maritime House, Great Yarmouth

Attractions & Other Tourism Businesses
27 February 2019
Maritime House, Great Yarmouth

Gorleston, Winterton, Caister & Martham Businesses
28 February 2019
Maritime House, Great Yarmouth

Service Suppliers & Others
28 February 2019
Maritime House, Great Yarmouth

If you have any queries about the workshops please do not hesitate to contact Karen Youngs on (01493) 331532 or via email

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BID 2nd Term

Campaign starts to continue boroughwide events and marketing funding
Tourism body’s bid for a second term 
The tourism & business group promoting Greater Yarmouth is set to launch a campaign to win a second five-year term of funding investing half a million pounds a year.
Hundreds of local businesses will vote this summer on whether to keep the Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area going.
The Greater Yarmouth BID stages events such as the annual Maritime Festival, Summer Fireworks in Great Yarmouth, Hemsby & Gorleston, and last year’s new air show. It supports initiatives like the award-winning Filby In Bloom and promotes the area through radio & television advertising.
In its first five years the BID has supported more than 40 events – including the Wheels Festival and Arts Festival –

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GYTABIA Annual Tourism Awards 27th March 2019

2019 Tourism & Business Awards
The Tourism & Business Awards celebrations will be held on Wednesday 27th March 2019 in the fabulous Assembly Room at the Town Hall Great Yarmouth. We award those businesses who have gone that extra mile by recognising and celebrating their achievements.  We ask you to nominate outstanding GYTABIA businesses and individuals/groups within the listed categories and invite you to join us by clicking on the following 2 links  Download Download  or by using the downloads below.

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Christmas Office Hours

The board and staff of the GYTABIA would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.  The office is now closed for Christmas but will reopen on Thursday 3rd January 2019.  If you have any urgent enquiries please call Karen Youngs on 07786911936

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2019 Season Launch

Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area
in conjunction with Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Cordially invite you to join the 2019 Year Launch Celebrations
St Georges Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth
Tuesday 18th December 2018
12.00 for 12.30pm
We have lots to share with you – the celebrations include…..
 GYBC/GYTABIA public/private sector partnership has achieved so much over the last 25
years and we would like to remind you of some of the highlights.
 As the BID moves into its next phase of development and BID renewal, both GYTABIA and
Great Yarmouth Borough Council have committed to strengthen this important strategic
relationship. As such, both organisations will be working jointly as drivers of inward
investment and growth in tourism for the local area.

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GYTABIA Office Relocation & and new contact details

GYTABIA have relocated to new offices contained within the Marine Centre on Marine Parade.
Marina Centre
Marine Parade
Great Yarmouth
NR30 2ER
Our new contact details are :
Landline : (01493) 331532
Karen Youngs (Project Manager)  email
Alan Carr (Chief Executive) email

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Great Yarmouth Minster Christmas Event 8th December

Great Yarmouth Minster is holding a Christmas children’s activities day on Saturday 8th December from 11am to 3pm.  Many activities and fun things to do for all children including a zip wire ride – bring your teddy or doll for a ride on the zip wire to receive a present.

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