Month: April 2014

Latest ONS analysis of Employment Contracts that do not guarantee a minimum number of hours published

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ONS analysis of employment contracts that do not guarantee a minimum number of hours has been published today (30 April). These type of contract which includes “zero-hour contracts” have been found to be more prevalent within certain industries, including tourism:

Boot Camp Training in Public Spaces

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Colleagues seek your views on boot camp style training sessions in public spaces.  Please contribute to the discussion now, even if that is only to indicate it isn’t an issue in your area:

Latest news and views from the National Boards plus other reports added

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We have added the latest news and views to the protected pages on our website that contain all the National tourist boards updates. New items include VB’s latest Foresights and Trends Updates, VE’s eNews and Destination Communications, Visit Wales  UK and Ireland marketing campaigns update, plus their Tourism Strategy 2013 – 2020, and the link to NITBs latest industry news.

We also added a copy of the VB November 2013 Foresights report on the topic of  “Regional spread of inbound tourism” to our research and statistics library, as it is a report of some considerable wider National significance:

Other, often slightly more historic reports, have also been added to the library over recent weeks and more new and older reports will continue to be added as an when we source them.  The full content listing of the research and statistics library can be viewed in reverse year of publication order at: The library is currently a unprotected resource.

British Destinations members may access lost protected page logins by emailing me here.  Non-members are asked to consider supporting our efforts to support the tourism industry by joining us now.

Making the most of free to use local weather forecasting

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A head of a planned VisitEngland meeting with representative of the BBC in May regarding tourism industry concerns about national weather forecasts, which I am attending, I thought I would share some thoughts about making the most of free to use local forecasting tools:

If you have any evidence of direct or indirect damaged caused to your local visitor economy by inaccurate/broad-brush or by flippant or off the cuff comment then please let me know.  Equally if you have views which are not adequately covered in my short summary or you have a different take on these issues involved then please let me know by email.

Destination Intelligence 2013/14 survey information now available to members

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The 2013/14 survey based on 2012/13 destination data has now been published on British Destination’s Destination Intelligence website.

Access is restricted to members only.  If you have lost or forgotten the separate login for the Destination Intelligence site it can be accessed within the protected page on our corporate website here . If you have also  lost the login for then email us now.