Annual Conference 19 March 2018

The British Destinations 2017/18 conference will now be held as a joint event with the Tourism Alliance  and Tourism Society in London on Monday 19 March 2018 between 10 am and 3 pm at the RAF Club 128 Piccadily, W1J 7PY , followed at 4 pm to 6 pm by the annual tourism Parliamentary reception in the House of Commons. Registration. Tickets for conference will be on sale via the Tourism Society website (details to follow) at £95 plus VAT for members and £145 plus VAT for non-members.

The provisional speaker list includes the DCMS Minister for Tourism, Chairman England Advisory Board, Gordon Marsden MP, President of British Destination and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Tourism and representation from the DCMS Tourism Council.  The major topics will include the development and delivery of the Tourism Industry Sector Deal and a number of key strategic issues of importance to both businesses and destination management interests amongst others.  It is  also intended to hold a session on controversial and challenging issues, from tourism levies through to revisiting the need for statutory accommodation registration.

We are pleased to announce that Quality in Tourism join Global Tourism Solutions (UK) (GTS [UK]) as the joint conference partners.

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 could, we believe, now help fill the growing gap in the market between reliance on customer reviews alone and the more traditional grading assessments approach.

GTS (UK) are a leading independent tourism research company with over 25 years’ of experience working with both the public and private sector.  Their STEAM model providing timely estimates of annual value, volume and economic impact of tourism is widely used by many UK destinations and tourism organisation.

Further details, including an outline programme, costings and booking detail will be posted shortly.

Conference partners:

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