You are all invited to attend the British Destinations’ Board meeting 16 May.
You may recall that the existing Board (mainly senior representatives) and Executive (mainly practitioners) have agreed to form a new single British Destinations’ Board from April 2017, which will be open to representatives of all member organisation to attend.
Member organisations have been/will be asked to nominate a senior officer, a senior representative (for example local politician local public sector, partnership chairman etc.) and, if they so wish, a senior local business representative (leading business person, private sector, partnership chairman etc.). All three may attend the board but with only one vote.
The first of the new Board meetings is being held in the Visit Britain offices 12:30 15:30 on Tuesday 16 May. Until such times as we have extracted names from each member organisation we are doing an open invitation to all. So if you are willing and able and wish to attend please confirm this by email now: firstname.lastname@example.org .
An agenda will follow in due course. Items to be discussed currently include:
The Association, financial out-turns for 2016/17 and prospects for 2017/18, new Board, and Governance arrangements.
General Election and any associated issues.
National lobbying via the tourism alliance, including industry Brexit paper, VAT, visas and air passenger duty.
Our own lobbying including lobbying on Coastal Communities Funding, rural tourism inquiry, County and none core cities tourism representation and funding opportunities, more flexibility around in term holiday taking in England.
Our stance or future stance on tourism tax, online travel agents, sharing economy and sharing accommodation platforms.
Tourism as a distributor of domestic wealth. Potential Joseph Rowntree Foundation funded tourism and tourism related research options.
New markets for the North of England’s Classic Resorts bid to Discover England Fund (decision expected June).
The plans for a new VB/VE Destination Management Forum.
Our annual conference (now late October).
Any other item raised by members in advance. (please feel free to raise items you wish to discuss)