Latest Event Updates

New tabs and detail of tourism related Business Improvement Districts (BID) added:

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A new main menu tab “tourism and industry policy and strategies” has been added to the corporate website and the existing policies and strategies tab containing mainly political party and government level policies renamed “higher level policies and strategies.

The new tourism and industry tab contains more practical policies and operational information, for example, detailed of new tourism related Business Improvement Districts:

More to follow.

VisitEngland seeks case studies to support their seaside resort and other Industry Action Plans:

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VisitEngland is seeking additional case studies to support their ongoing industry action plans and have some resource available to help destinations produce the polished item:


Airports Commission: Interim Report (2013)

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Released today the” Davies Report”: the Airport Commissions interim report.

“The Airports Commission was set up in 2012 to take a fresh and independent look at the UK’s future airport capacity needs. It has been tasked with producing:

● An Interim Report (this document) by the end of 2013, setting out the nature, scale, and timing of steps needed to maintain the UK’s status as an international hub for aviation, alongside recommendations for making better use of the UK’s existing runway capacity over the next five years; and,
● A final report by summer 2015, setting out recommendations on how to meet any need for additional airport capacity in the longer-term”.

Although the full 228 page report plus annexes is well worth reading at some point, for the majority scanning the executive summary page 8 to 17 should suffice for now, whilst if pressed for time the key background, options considered and future intent can be gleaned from pages 8 to 9 and  16 to 17 – paragraphs  1 to 7  and 40 to 47 .

Coach Monthly Destination……….

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This month’s British Destinations member featured in Coach Monthly is Southport. This is an entirely free member benefit and yet another good reason either to join us, or if you are already in membership, to actively participate in the added value services offered:

More detail at:


More national research and statistics added:

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More national, strategic level research and statistical documents have been added to our resource library:

Please let us know of, provide links or copies of any current or historic research or statistical reports you think should be included.


Peter Hampson

CEO British Destinations

Domestic Leisure Trends For The Next Decade – Report Published

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A report on domestic trends for the next decade has been published by Visit England (VE). Although commissioned by VE it has relevance for the whole UK domestic market:

Executive Minutes and Board Agenda now added

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Members may now access both the Minutes of the November Executive meeting and the Agenda for the Board meeting on 11 December at:

If you are a representative of a member organisation and do not have access to your login detail please email or call me.