Month: November 2014

Consultation Community and Ancillary Seller Notices in England closing 9 December

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A relatively simple but potentially important consultation on the implementation of new legislation to allow small accommodation providers and community groups to sell or give away small amounts of alcohol under new less onerous  Community and Ancillary Seller Notices is under way in England.  It opened on 11 November and closes on 9 December.  It may have slipped below the radar of some potentially interested parties.

The detail has now been posted on accessed via the main menu tab “Open consultations”  in the “Consultations response” drop down menu. For ease this page can also be accessed directly here:

Latest VisitBritain Foresight report and current conditions update now available on

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British Destinations members can access the very latest  edition of VB’s Foresight:  “How the world views Britain” and the VB November current conditions update both published today, at the protected page. See paragraphs 3 and 4 respectively of this our VB updates and links page:

Forgotten your member’s login? Then just email me here.

Destination Intelligence Service, research, statistics and other updates

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Minor final adjustments to the 2014 Destination Intelligence Survey input form have been made and the latest version added to and the protected Destination Intelligence.  Please consider completing this years survey; the form is easier to use and colleagues providing both STEAM and Cambridge data are willing to assist their customers with our survey as a free customer benefit.  Access the final version of the 2014 input form at:

The real survey data, new and historic, is protected and can only be accessed by British Destination members. The login detail can be accessed by members from the protected page in the site; accessible here if you need it. Samples of individual and category group  reports, using dummy data have now been produced for demonstration and promotional purposes, so the principles can be shared with anyone but without compromising the real data.  These samples can now be accessed from the page at:

We have added an extra link to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) tourism definitions paper. The general statistical definitions and especially the definitions of destination management, public realm and the roles of local authority at page 25 onwards, and within the 2 annexes that follow it, are really useful and deserve wider publication. Find the definitions paper at:

Various useful and interesting updates and reports  from the national Boards have also been added recently to the  members area & login menu tab.  Individual board’s each have their own tab on the drop down menu. All these pages are protected.  To save you time links to the relevant pages reached from the individual board’s tabs are:

VisitBritain :

Northern Ireland Tourist Board:

Visit Wales:



If you are from a member destination and can’t login to any protected page then follow the instructions at:

CU CU App – Bringing vacant space to life

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British Destinations is supporting a new initiative that could help businesses in your area solve the issue of what to do with empty or shareable premises;

Head of Resource and enterprise – full-time, permanent c£40K – Turner Contemporary, Margate. Closing 21 November

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Details of Head of Resource and Enterprise post at Margate’s Turner Contemporary at c£40k closing 21 November now available via British Destinations Job Vacancies page at: 

Final few slots in MGN Big City Christmas Guide available at discount

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We have a few advertorial slots left now in the North and National on our Big City  Christmas Guide on the 28th of November, deadline Wednesday 19th.

National Slots now £750 with north only £550 which include the Daily Mirror North, Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo, Daily Record and Newcastle Chronicle.


Paul Kerslake 

Classified Field Sales

Trinity Mirror Solutions

t:    020 7293 3184

a:   One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AP

More detail available in the original British Destinations’notification at:

As we approach the 11th hour of the 11th day of 11th month, an article well worth pondering

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Occasionally you find an article that make you stop and think:

With thanks to our colleague Peter Austin who brought it to my attention via another professional  forum.