Month: April 2019

Two new tourism job vacancies, London closing 15 April and 1 May 2019.

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Find all current and details of past job vacancies under the “Job vacancies +” main menu tab of  or go direct to the pages from the links below:

VisitEngland Head of England Partnership (maternity cover June 2019 – April 2020, £60k pro rata, closing 15 Apr 19:

Chief Executive Tourism Society London.  Contract 2 days per week, 100 days pa @ £240 per day, closing 1 May 19:



House of Lords Select Committee coastal regeneration report published

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Today the House of Lords Select Committee on Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities published its inquiry report, The Future of Seaside Towns.  It is a comprehensive document covering all the key issues that most coastal practitioner would wish to see aired.

For ease of initial reading the summary can be found on pages 3 and 4 and the summary of the 59 recommendation from page 106 to 112.

Regrettably, at 23 pages and some 14.5k words our own submission, although I am assured considered by the inquiry has not been published  within the report, as I was unable to edit it to the required size in the time allowed to me.  I am content that the issues we raised have all been covered by others, if not by us, and indeed some of the unattributed comments within the report do appear very familiar to me. We also contributed to the Tourism Alliance response which is acknowledged and has been published as part of the evidence base:

Senior tourism research and development vacancy Liverpool, £40k closing 19 April 2019

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Liverpool City Region LEP are seeking to appoint a new development and research manager to their visitor economy team. to work in their City Centre waterfront  offices.  Applications close on 19 April 2019. More detail can be found under the “Job vacancies +” menu tab of, or go direct to that page at:

Senior job vacancy – Head of Events VisitBritain

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VisitBritain are seeking a new head of events, based in London. The post if offered at a starting salary of c £64k . Applications close on 15 April 2019.

Find the detail under the job vacancies + menu tab of or go direct to the relevant page on our website at:

Annual conference – new research available

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Those of you able to attend our very successful joint conference in London earlier this week will be aware that ABTA and the UK Caravan & Camping Alliance used the event to launch/publicise two recent UK wide research offerings.

Their reports: “Driving growth – The economic value of outbound tourism” and “Pitching the value – 2019 Economic report: Holiday Parks and Campsites” are now both available via our extensive, central research library:

Can I take this opportunity to publicly thank our co-hosts the Tourism Alliance and the Tourism Society, all the conference sponsors and, in particular, our own conference partners GTS (UK) and Quality in Tourism for their assistance in mounting the conference and for their unstinting support to British Destinations throughout the past year:

Our conference partners:

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Part-time job vacancy

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Our strategic partner organisations, The Tourism Management Institute, is seeking contractor support for its membership and communications service delivery. It isn’t a full-time appointment of the type we would normally publicise, however, as we are keen to support TMI when and wherever we can, we have added the detail to our “Job vacancies +” pages.

If you are not interested in the position yourself, then please consider passing the details to anyone who you think might be.  Details can be found under our Job vacancies + menu tab, or go direct to the relevant page at: