Destination MK is the official Destination Management Organisation for Milton Keynes – the tourism information service.
They deal daily with enquiries from members of the public, businesses, councils and organisations that visit Milton Keynes. Volunteer MK Ambassadors will enhance this service.
The Visitor Information Centre (VIC) for Milton Keynes and the surrounding area was opened in July 2015 and is situated in the centre:mk to one side of John Lewis. The VIC is available for all visitors to call in and find out information about Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas and they are already getting visitors not just from MK and other local towns, but from right across the world.
As the VIC is still in its infancy the level of visitors is still quite low and can vary from 8 people in a day to 40. They are doing all they can to improve their visibility to increase visitor levels and their volunteers are involved in developing ideas for this to happen.
They are looking for volunteers who are patient, personable, reliable, customer-friendly, and computer-literate. They must have at least an enthusiastic interest in Milton Keynes and be committed to undertaking a very steep learning curve to gain information about its attractions, hotels, transport links, history, heritage, culture, and everything that the city means to its visitors.
Opening hours are from 10 am to 5 pm Mondays to Saturday, with a morning shift from 10 am to 1.30 pm and afternoon from 1.30 pm to 5 pm. On Sundays the opening times are 11.30 am to 3.30 pm which can be one or two shifts. The plan is to have two people for all shifts.