Month: July 2014

Welsh Government update on new regional model for tourism in Wales

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The latest update on the new structural and funding arrangements for regional tourism in Wales post October 2014 are available via:

Vacancy Executive Director Island Partnership, Isles of Scilly £55k to £60k closing 21 July

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Details of a new senior tourism appointment offered on the Isle of Scilly at £55k to£60k, closing date 21 July can be accessed at:

Pre publication draft tourism report -Seaside towns in the age of austerity

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British Destinations members can now access for their own internal use a pre-publication draft of the new Sheffield Hallam University report on the seaside tourism industry in England and Wales.  It is made available to allow members and, especially for those with destinations  covered by the report, an opportunity read, digest and understand the information it contains before the report is publicly launched in late July.  The webpage that allows access to the report is protected using the standard member’s login.  If you have forgotten it please feel free to email me now. The webpage the following links take you to also contains a short brief and a number of caveats, please read these and accept them before accessing the report:

On the subject of logins please note that the login will be changing shortly to reflect changing membership and, increasingly, more of the information provided will be protected, both inside and outside the members’ area.  If you are in membership and you don’t have the login or have forgotten it then simply ask for it.  If you are not in membership then perhaps  yet another reason why you should consider joining?

British Destinations Coach Monthly destination of the month feature

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After a short break  between March and August 2014 Coach Monthly are resuming the British Destinations’ Destination of the month feature.

This is an entirely free membership benefit which only requires you to submit a short piece following the template provided.  You submit this to us and we then forward the detail to Coach Monthly who select the order in which to use the piece.  Provided you follow the template all the features will get used, however, they will give priority to those that have not been featured recently but there is nothing to stop larger “destinations” submitting pieces on smaller destinations within the wider destination  area, i.e Scarborough/North Yorkshire = Scarborough, Whitby Filey Robin Hood’s Bay or Windsor = Windsor,  Maidenhead etc.  Thus far it has to be said that a relatively small number of proactive member destinations have hogged the limelight, but if you don’t submit copy we can’t publish it and if do we will!

Copy for the August edition onwards is required ASAP.  The updated instruction on latest template can be accessed on the members protected page at: