A big thank you to all those who have already booked their places for 16 – 17 June. If you have not done so yet, the 4 star Ramada Plaza Southport Can only guarantee to hold the stunning £125 (in VAT) 36 hour, full board conference rate until the end of May. Please see conference outline and booking forms at: https://britishdestinations.net/annual-conference-2014/
Meanwhile Chris Brown Director of Marketing Liverpool has now agreed to contribute to the first session on City based Tourism BIDs on morning of 17 June which is being presented by Tim Manson Policy and Development Direct Marketing Birmingham. Other session on this second morning of conference include a detailed case study of Southport’s recently successful destination based BID and a panel presentation and debate from Great Yarmouth, Southend and Weymouth on the pros and cons and the highs and lows of their recent wider destination based BID programmes. We also plan to debate where, if at all, rural and smaller urban destinations can benefit from these new initiatives.
The afternoon 16th June will also touch on BIDs but will major around business rates, the business rate review and future of the destination high street.