Annual Conference 2021

I’m pleased to announce that the rescheduled, joint British Destinations, Tourism Alliance and Tourism Society 2021 Tourism Conference will be held at the Royal Over Seas League on Monday 15th November 9.30 for 10 am to 3pm followed by a Parliamentary Reception 4pm to 6pm in the Member’s Dining Room in the House of Commons.

The theme for this year’s conference is Rebuilding the UK Tourism Industry and we are delighted that the Tourism Minister, Nigel Huddleston MP, will be providing the Keynote Speech on the implementation of the new Tourism Recovery Plan.

VisitEngland Chairman, Nick de Bois, will be leading a session on the implementation of the recommendations of his independent review of English DMOs which will shape the future of the domestic tourism industry.

We will also be showcasing the research that is currently being undertaken on maintaining a Reduced Rate of VAT, a major piece of work by the National Trust on how businesses and destination need to respond to Climate Change and further initiatives that the Government should undertake to meet the goals of the Tourism Recovery Plan.

Tickets to the Conference are now on sale for the Conference on the following link for £95 (+VAT) for Tourism Alliance, Tourism Society and British Destination members and £125 (+VAT) for non-members:

Our conference partner, Quality in Tourism has been assessing properties and driving standards across the UK for over 15 years and they are experts in the field, offering advice, support and assessments for tourism & hospitality businesses.  They are currently delivering a suite of assessments, including the initiative Safe, Clean and Legal assessment which is  designed to be more than just an entry-level level scheme.  Safe, Clean and Legal we believe, now helps fill the growing gap in the market between reliance on customer reviews alone and the more traditional grading assessments approach.

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