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Tourism: Rebuilding for the Future
Tourism and hospitality businesses across Cumbria are invited to attend an engaging and interactive Tourism Conference on the morning of the 23rd February.
Held at Energus Workington and focussing on the theme Tourism: Rebuilding for the Future, the event, organised by Allerdale Borough Council, will address key issues affecting the Cumbrian visitor economy, with attendees learning from expert speakers through interactive sessions alongside a free breakfast and networking opportunities. If you are unable to attend the event in person there is also an option to join it virtually.
12.00 – Arrive, registration and lunch
12.45 Welcome and introduction from host Susanna Boccaccio
12.55 Overview from Councillor Tony Markley
13.05 Cath Dutton, Cumbria Careers Hub, Changing the Perception of Working in the Visitor Economy
13.30 Glen Franklin, Center Parcs, Whinfell Forest, Recruitment and Retention in an Employee’s Market
13.55 Andrew Palmer, CTConsults, Coming soon for West Cumbria: a new Culture Strategy with tourism and place-making in mind
14.00 Coffee break
14.20 Nick Lancaster, Lancaster & Lancaster – The Solway Coast by Bike: Developing Cycling Tourism in West Cumbria
14.45 Breakout sessions in rotation
- 1. Smart social media – Alex Mackintosh and Rob Rhys, Cumbria Tourism
- Sustainability the smart way – Gemma Procter, Crake Consultancy
- Working smarter – Dan Visser, The Langdale Hotel
16:05 Reconvene, summary and wrap up
Joe Broomfield, Allerdale Borough Council will be available over lunch and the coffee break to give advice on how to optimise your Google My Business account.
To book please see your options below.
Hybrid/virtual guest – https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BKQP
In person guest – https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BKQN