Visit Britain’s acting chief executive and representatives from tourism hotspots across England are among speakers confirmed for this week’s TTG Domestic Tourism seminar.
Taking place on Thursday 21 May from 2-5pm, the seminar will offer top tips and advice for those wanting to promote holidays in the UK over the coming months.
The afternoon will begin with a presentation by Visit Britain’s acting chief executive Patricia Yates, who will give an overview of the tourism market in Britain, offering insights into the impact on the industry from the Covid-19 pandemic. Yates will also discuss plans to support the tourism sector post-lockdown.
The session will be followed by a panel discussion hosted by TTG Luxury editor April Hutchinson, exploring the opportunity for luxury, multigenerational and celebration breaks in the UK, with speakers including Diana Evans, managing director of Great Little Breaks, Andrew Duncan, head of product, Oliver’s Travels and Jonathan Townsend-Rose, director of Loyd & Townsend-Rose.
TTG group editor Pippa Jacks will then host a panel focused on adventure and touring holidays in the UK, speaking with David Harrington, chief executive, HF Holidays and Paul Easto, founder, Wilderness Scotland about the opportunities for small group and private tours that explore more of the British Isles.
The afternoon will conclude with a session hosted by TTG news editor Jennifer Morris, examining how English tourism hotspots are preparing for the easing of lockdown restrictions and their plans to manage tourism – and the anticipated high visitor numbers – this summer.
Confirmed speakers include Malcolm Bell, chief executive of Visit Cornwall, Jim Walker, chairman of Cumbria Tourism, and Will Myles, managing director of Visit Isle of Wight.
Each session will be followed by a live Q&A with delegates.
To view the agenda in full click here.
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