This year’s British Destinations’ Annual conference will now take place on the 16 and 17 June in the Ramada Hotel Southport. The conference, themed around issues of building tourism business confidence and engagement, will take place under the auspices of Liverpool’s two month long International Festival of Business (IFB). Within this major international business event our conference will form a part of the VisitEngland’s IFB tourism component. This involves a half dozen conferences, seminars and other national tourism orientated events, specifically framed around tourism related business issues.
Our conference will major on current issues like the emerging, whole destination based Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), larger area, cross boundary tourism BIDS, the future of retail and the look and feel of High Streets from village, town to City and the growing need for a strong tourism voice in the forthcoming Business Rate Review in England and Wales. Other provisional subjects include the implications of the latest Sheffield Hallam study on seaside resorts tourism (yet to be published) discussions around balancing tourism with wider non tourism related economic activity to ensure that destinations are both pleasant and affordable place to live and to work in, as well as nice places to visit.
Please diary the date and look out for more detail which will be published in April. This year the event is open to all regardless of their British Destinations membership status. To ensure you receive more detail please email your contact details to us here .