Annual Conference 22nd June postponed

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With regret it has been decided that in light of the rail strike on 21st, 23rd and 25th and the degree and timing of the significant disruption on the alternate non-strike days including the 22nd, that the joint Tourism Alliance, British Destinations and Tourism Society national tourism conference will now be postponed. Thoughts of attempting to shoehorn the rescheduled event into busy diaries before the start of the main school holiday period have been rejected in favour of date, yet to be confirm, in September/ October 2022. This delay will give all concerned due warning and therefore adequate opportunity to plan accordingly.

The conference will follow the same format at the same venue and, currently, will look in detail at much the same key issues, adjusted as necessary to reflect any major developments in those areas and/or address any critical new issues that appear on the immediate horizon in the coming months. I can’t help thinking already that the outcome of the ongoing GBR strategic rail review due to report later this year and the immediate direction of rail provision influenced by current events (or not?) might now just be one of those “new issues”! Existing bookings will be rolled forward, with refunds being made available for anyone unable to attend on the new date once it has been confirmed and announced.

More on the rational for the decision, the detail of the new plans, conference content and arrangements can be found on the Annual Conference 2022 main menu tab of Britishdestinations.net, or go direct to the page at: https://britishdestinations.net/annual-conference-19-march-2018/

I am also pleased to report our conference sponsor Quality in Tourism, as ever, remain fully supportive of the conference plans and more generally of the ongoing work of British Destinations and our strategic partners.

If you have any questions or, in particular, view on either the proposed content or days/weeks to be avoided when selecting the new date (any conflicting major regional or national events, etc.) then please let me know.

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