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Cornwall's tourism organisation could be saved by private sector

A deal to save Cornwall's tourism organisation is on the verge of being agreed. Visit Cornwall which promotes the county's tourism across the UK and abroad was due to close at the end of next month when Cornwall Council ends its funding of £850,000 a year.

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Tourism bosses anger at plans to cut funding

Visit Cornwall works to bring more people to the Duchy's landmarks and beaches like this one at St Ives Credit: ITV Westcountry

Tourism bosses have reacted with anger to Cornwall Council's plans to stop funding Visit Cornwall.

The authority gives Visit Cornwall £850,000 a year to operate but says it should now be funded by the private sector.

There's uncertainty from the tourist industry as to whether the idea will work.

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