Morning, Tuesday, 18th June 2019
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar focuses on the future for UK inbound tourism - including priorities for driving growth and the development of the tourism sector deal.
Delegates will discuss key areas of work for the deal, latest progress and priorities going forward - with the sector being asked to consider issues including accessibility, accommodation capacity, potential growth in new and emerging markets, and providing lifelong careers.
The conference will also be an opportunity for stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the impact of latest developments arising from the UK’s planned departure from the EU, with discussion expected on recruitment, business confidence and practicalities emerging around borders and connectivity.
Further sessions will examine the way forward for developing future skills for the sector, as well as for improving recruitment, retention and long-term career prospects within the UK’s tourism and hospitality industries.
Priorities for improving the sector’s productivity will also be discussed, including strategies for increasing global market share and options for moving towards a year-round tourist season.
Delegates will consider ways in which to improve connectivity - focusing on developing domestic and international transport links, digital infrastructure and data-sharing within the sector, and issues around visas and immigration.
The agenda also looks at next steps for development of local tourism offerings across the UK. Those attending will discuss new ‘tourism zones’, promoting partnerships between the tourism sector and local government, and sharing best practice across regions - as well as improving marketing and promotion, attracting investment, and tackling challenges around planning and infrastructure.