Late notice job vacancy Research Post Newcastle Gateshead Initiative £30k-£34.5k closing 22 Feb18.

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The Newcastle Gateshead Initiative are seeking a research manager, although the closing date is 22 Feb 18 late applications may be considered. See more detail under the Jobs vacancies + menu tab at Britishdestinations.net or go direct to the page on our corporate website at: https://britishdestinations.net/jobs-vacancies/research-manager-newcastle-gateshead-initiative-30k-to-34-5k-closing-22-feb-18/


CMS report on the potential impact of Brexit on the Creative industries, tourism and the digital single market published

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The Westminster Cultural Media and Sport select committee report on the potential impacts of Brexit on creative industries, tourism and the digital single market was published in late January 2018.  On this occasion we contributed comment from a destination prospective to the Tourism Alliance response submitted on behalf of the Alliance’s major trade body membership, rather than present evidence ourselves.    A copy of the report plus the Tourism Alliance’s narrative comment on its tourism content can be accessed at: https://britishdestinations.net/599-2/content/cms-select-committee-report-on-the-potential-impact-of-brexit-on-the-creative-industries-tourism-and-the-digital-single-market/

Conference speakers confirmed

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British Destinations, the Tourism Alliance and Tourism Society are delighted to announce the final line up of speakers at their forthcoming joint Tourism Week Conference on 19th March 2018 at the RAF Club Piccadilly London (10 am – 3 pm) to be followed by a Parliamentary reception (4 pm – 6 pm).  Further detail of the speaker, the conference and links to the Tourism Society booking site can be found on the  Conference Flyer .

British Destination members are asked to consider distributing the detail, internally, to local strategic partners and (who can attend as members) and to colleagues in neighbouring destinations.

Annual attractions survey your help required

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Original email from VisitEngland reads:

Subject : Annual Attractions Survey – Help Needed Please!


We’ll soon be launching the Annual Survey of Visits to Visitor Attractions for 2017, and would very much appreciate your help.

The study is a really useful one for the industry – it is an official statistic which is used by the government to gauge the performance of the attractions sector across England, and it receives wide amounts of media coverage – both local and national. Last year’s results can be found here.

The survey is self-completing and we’re always looking to increase the number of attractions that take part. We’d really appreciate it if you were able to help us in the following ways, which would help us to boost the robustness of the survey:

  • Please let us know if you are aware of any attractions that have opened or closed in your destination in the past two years
  • Please encourage attractions in your area to take part in the survey, and where possible to allow us to publish their visitor figures – we can supply copy for newsletter and other communications to help with this
  • If you receive enquiries about the survey that you are unable to answer, feel free to direct any of these to annualattractionssurvey@visitengland.org
  • If attractions get in touch to say that they haven’t received the survey by the end of March, please direct them to the same email address above
  • If you collect any attraction visitor figures, it would be great if we could use these to ‘plug the gaps’ where attractions don’t answer our survey. These results can either be published with the attractions’ permission, or used anonymously in our trend results

The survey is set to go out to attractions by post and online from 19th February, and numerous reminders will be sent out until the closing date on the 14th May.

Thanks in advance for any help that you can provide. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes,


John Duncan

Insights Executive

VisitEngland, Upper Ground Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET

T: 020 7578 1415 | E: john.duncan@visitengland.org

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Annual conference booking webpage is now live

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The British Destinations, Tourism Alliance and Tourism Society joint one day tourism conference (19 March, RAF Club Piccadilly, 10 am – 3 pm  followed by Parliamentary tourism reception 4 pm – 6 pm) can now be booked via the Tourism Society webpage:  http://www.tourismsociety.org/event-details/754/english-tourism-week-conference-2018.htm  If you experience any difficulties booking in the first instance please call the Tourism Society offices on 0203 696 8330 for assistance.  If they can’t resolve the issue for you then please contact British Destinations.

Further detail and updates are also available on the Britishdestinations.net page: https://britishdestinations.net/annual-conference-19-march-2018/

Conference sponsors:

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Annual Conference 19 March booking detail

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The booking website for the joint British Destination, Tourism Alliance and Tourism Society conference to be held at the RAF Club Piccadilly on Monday 19 March 10 am to 3 pm, followed by a Parliamentary reception 4 pm to 6 pm  has now been set up by the Tourism Society and it will be open to take bookings on the three organisation’s joint behalf  very soon.

Circumstances mean that I may not be able to advise you on the day that it does open for bookings, so I would ask that you take an occasional look at the Tourism Society web page:  http://www.tourismsociety.org/event-details/754/english-tourism-week-conference-2018.htm . The page is complete but needs minor correction and as at 4 pm 22 January the booking facility was not accepting bookings from “non-Tourism Society members”.  Please note attendance at the conference is limited to 150 delegates and is likely to prove popular, given the involvement of  all three organisations and the support of TMI and London First.

We will also update our 2018 conference page with additional information as we get it:  https://britishdestinations.net/annual-conference-19-march-2018/

Conference sponsors:

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Annual conference 19 March 18 update

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Final planning for the delivery of our joint conference in London with the Tourism Alliance and now the Tourism Society who have joined us as joint hosts are progressing.   Publication of the conference flyer with all the administrative detail has been delayed slightly by the recent reshuffle as we await final confirmation of certain speakers before we go firm on the detail.

Rather than delaying your planning further, here are the essentials that you will need to consider and organise your attendance:

Monday 19 March 2018 between 10 am and 3 pm at the RAF Club 128 Piccadilly, W1J 7PY, followed at 4 pm to 6 pm by the annual tourism Parliamentary reception in the House of Commons. Tickets for conference will be available via the Tourism Society website (specific link details to follow) at £95 plus VAT for members and £145 plus VAT for non-members.  The Tourism Society will be handling all the bookings and payment arrangements on behalf of the three organisations. 

There is an upper limit of 150 delegates for the conference, so I would ask you to book early once the link goes live.  Updates on the event will be posted at: https://britishdestinations.net/annual-conference-19-march-2018/  and further blogs and email updates circulated to keep you informed on progress on the booking site and on the event, itself.

Conference sponsors:

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