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Businesses to debate key issues for £2.62 billion tourism sector

The impact of Brexit on Cumbria’s tourism industry, tourism apprenticeships, and trends in the camping and caravanning sector – just three of the key issues to be highlighted by guest speakers at Cumbria Tourism’s Commercial Members’ Meeting taking place at Armathwaite Hall in Bassenthwaite on Thursday 9 March 2017.

As the county’s official destination marketing organisation, Cumbria Tourism represents 2,400 member businesses and holds regular Commercial Members’ Meetings around the county to network and discuss topical issues, insights and marketing opportunities for the industry.

Next week’s event gets underway with guest speaker Kurt Janson, who is Director of the Tourism Alliance and will be discussing the implications of Brexit and other current legislation for tourism-related businesses.

Attendees will also hear from the outgoing National Chairman of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association, Henry Wild, who will give an update on the camping and caravan sector. Meanwhile, Enterprise & Innovation Lead at the University of Cumbria, Paul Armstrong, will talk about the new Apprenticeship Levy coming into force for UK employers.

There will also be an update on Cumbria Tourism’s recent and planned activity on behalf of the county’s £2.62 billion tourism sector led by Managing Director, Ian Stephens, alongside Head of Marketing and Sales, Rachel Tyson.
Stands will include Bespoke Aroma, Out of Eden, Uptop Photography & Videography, University of Cumbria and NPD.

If you are a current member and have not yet booked your place at the Commercial Members’ Meeting – or if you are not yet a member and are interested in joining Cumbria Tourism – please contact the team on 01539 822222 /

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