Tourism Alliance Research Briefing 22nd November 2018

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In response to a number of perceived issues with some of the recent International Passenger Survey (IPS) data  the Tourism Alliance has organised, at relatively short notice a tourism research briefing session bring together a number of the key practitioners from ONS, VB and DCMS on 22 Nov 18 from 1:30 pm from 2 pm to 5 pm at the ABTA offices London.

Due to an immovable engagement I am unable to attend to represent your interests in this vital area.   Fortunately the event open to any members of Tourism Alliance organisations and therefore representatives of any or all member of British Destinations are welcome to attend.  There is a charge of £40 to cover the cost of lunch and room hire. Booking should be made via: .

The original Tourism Alliance calling notice reads:


As a result of the questions and queries that have arisen from the recent IPS figures, I have organized a Tourism Research briefing session for everyone on afternoon of 22nd November which will be held from 2-5pm in the ABTA offices in London (Sandwiches and coffee will be available from 1:30pm). In addition to explaining what is happening with the IPS figures, this Tourism Research Briefing  will look more widely are how tourism research and statistics are incorporated into Government policy and the latest trends in the UK’s international and domestic tourism sectors.

The speakers attending will be:

  • Giles Horsfield, Head IPS team at ONS to attend and explain the changes in data collection, the impact this is having on IPS figures and how accurate the figures are when looking a particular source markets and destinations within the UK.
  • Chloe Gibbs, Head of Trade and Tourism in the National Accounts at the ONS who will be talking about the work that ONS undertakes on tourism and how this is incorporated into the UK’s National Accounts for Treasury
  • Richard Nicholls, Head of Research and Forecasting at VisitBritain who will be talking about the latest trends in Domestic and International tourism
  • The DCMS research team will explain the work that they do to monitor tourism growth and development and comparisons between tourism and other DCMS sectors
  • A member of ATHE to discuss the latest university research on UK tourism trends

I will send out a full agenda for the briefing when the DCMS and ATHE speakers are confirmed.

If you would like to attend, please contact Amanda   If you have members who would be interested in attending, please feel free to pass on this invitation.

There is a charge of £40 (+VAT)


Kurt Janson


Tourism Alliance

3 Gainsford St

London SE1 2NE

  1. 020 3117 0664
  2. 07946428123

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