Donegal County Council is creating a dedicated caravan, camping, campervan and motorhomes webpage for visitors to Donegal.
The webpage will be hosted on the GoVisitDonegal website, providing a map for the sector pinpointing accommodation options, aire de services, recycling centres, eating options and more.
The initiative is being created on the back of a study into the caravan, camping and campervan sector in the county last year.
The study by KPMG Future Analytics suggested a number of recommendations to support the development of the sector.
A number of the actions are being rolled out this summer.
In an update to members of the Glenties Municipal District, the Economic Development Unit said that the council’s tourism unit is leading the development of the web guide as well as working closely with the sector to market accommodation options in the county over the coming months.
The council is finalising a draft code of conduct with key internal divisions and external stakeholders. It is hoped this Code of Conduct will be launched at an information event next week. The Caravan, Camping and Campervan Information event will take place on Tuesday next to inform the sector and other interested parties on the findings and recommendations from the KPMG study.
Donegal County Council is also setting up a working group to look at the issue of signage in the caravan sector, to identify where issues of concern are located, where camping/campervan use is an issue, to dissuade bad practice and encourage responsible camping/campervan usage.
A grant scheme remains open for local businesses to increase the overnight accommodation options for those visiting the county, especially in areas currently underserved. Closing date for applications is 30th May 2022. More information is available here; https://www.donegalcoco.ie/business/developingourtourismsector/caravan,%20camping,%20campervan%20and%20motorhome%20sector/