Three counties combine to invigorate and celebrate tourism industry

Businesses involved in the tourism & hospitality industry are being invited to The Three Counties & Cotswolds Tourism Forum on Thursday 23 January.  The event will facilitate discussions, networking and share knowledge from industry leaders and specialists.

This year the tourism forum will be held at Double Tree by Hilton, Cheltenham and will play host to a number of speakers including from VisitBritain, Barclays and Expedia.  Panel discussions will debate the importance of authentic food & drink, why collaboration is so important and what makes a successful leader with supporting case studies from local businesses.

Across the region, tourism is worth £1.42 billion and brings 25.3 million visitors with a whopping 8.3 million nights spent in 2018*.  It supports 8% of total employment in the area, with a total of 31,600 people employed in the industry.

Steve Gardner-Collins, Sales Director – The Hatton Collection and organiser of the event says “This event is a must for anyone working within the tourism & hospitality industry.  Never has collaboration, partnership and sharing best practice been so important for us to get our message across to visitors; together our voice is stronger.  I’d urge anyone working within the sector to join us for what promises to be a valuable day.”

Attractions, accommodation providers, tour guides, retailers, restaurateurs, venues and any organisations that have a stake in the Three Counties & Cotswolds visitor economy are all welcome.

Tickets are available at £38.93 each to include lunch and refreshments throughout the day.  Tickets can be bought online here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-three-counties-cotswolds-tourism-forum-2020-tickets-79355230631