English Destinations Forum 2018

28 November 2018

The annual English Destinations Forum took place today at the Institute of Directors in London.

Over 120 delegates from destination management organisations across England were welcomed to the event by our CEO, Sally Balcombe. 

Speakers included Giles Smith, Tourism Director at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), our England Director, Andrew Stokes, our Commercial Director, Carol Dray and our Head of Tourism Affairs, Anthony Pickles.

Top items on the agenda included updates from our senior team on VisitBritain/VisitEngland activity, including marketing, commercial and the tourism sector deal, latest research on tourism, an overview of the Business Advice Hub, and workshops on how to make the most of English Tourism Week, and the new Inbound tourism toolkit for English businesses.