As previously indicated the 2017/18 British Destinations conference has been reprogrammed to take place in March 2018 as a joint event with the Tourism Alliance. I am pleased to announce that the provisional date of Monday 19 March 2018 is now confirmed.
The event will take place at a central London venue from 10 am to 3 pm and it will be followed for those wish to attend by the Annual Tourism Industry Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons between 4 pm and 6 pm which is held each year to marks English Tourism week. A high-profile group of speakers is being lined up to address the conference, with a principal theme, subject to confirmation of a successful bid, being the delivery of the UK’s tourism industry sector deal. Other more contentious issues within the British Destinations lobbying brief will either be included within the programme or addressed within the debate around sector deal.
More details to follow; meanwhile please diary the date. Your support for the new style joint event would be greatly appreciated, not least because we are hoping that this will become the model for our future conferences and the catalyst for more joint working with the Tourism Alliance and its largely tourism trade association membership.