Whilst awaiting the photographs I need to create a full report on the first joint British Destinations, Tourism Alliance and Tourism Society, Tourism Week Conference and Parliamentary reception which followed it, I thought I couldn’t delay any longer to expressing my sincere thanks to our conference partners Global Tourism Solutions (UK) and Quality in Tourism.
Without their support we wouldn’t have been able to gather over 140 senior representatives from the industry or indeed attracted such a high-profile group of speakers to address some of the key issues for tourism, including some of the more controversial topics like tourism levies and the potential need for appropriate controls on the sharing economy. It is clear to me that both robust estimates of local tourism’s value and volume and trend data and modern flexible independent quality assurance are even more important than ever, as we all wrestle with the management of an increasingly complex set of business models.
A more detail report on the event will follow. Meanwhile the conference programme and delegate list can be accessed here: ETW DELEGATE PACK 2018 – FINAL