Fancy Offering a B&B Service?

People living in Dover and Sandwich are encouraged to offer homes as B&B during Open Golf

The Open Golf Championships takes place in Sandwich again next year.

A new website has been launched aimed at being a 'one-stop shop' for visitors and residents.

The site lists all accredited Kent hotels, guest houses and local residents willing to take in bed and breakfast guests, as well as travel and local information.

it costs £60 to register to become a temporary accommodation provider which covers public liability.

More than 180,000 spectators staying between one and seven nights attended the Open when it was last staged in Sandwich in 2003 – contributing an estimated £17.6 million to the local economy. Even more visitors are expected for the 2011 tournament, which takes place from July 10 to 17.

The website has been developed by Dover District Council in partnership with Visit Kent, Kent County Council, and Canterbury, Shepway and Thanet Councils.