Tuesday 2nd September 2014
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This year’s TMI Annual Convention will be on 10 -11 November in Stoke-on-Trent. There will be an optional study visit on the afternoon of 10 November with full conference content starting in the evening. Programme details are still being finalised, but there will be a focus on industrial regeneration alongside TMI’s usual mix of topical content that will appeal to all members.
Details will be announced as soon as available, but for now, please mark the date in your diary for what promises to be another unmissable opportunity to keep up to date with latest developments and learn from the experience of other destination management professionals, both in formal and informal conference sessions.
Initial information is at www.tmi-events.org.uk with more details and booking available soon.
An interesting example of collaborative working in the rural tourism industry. A farm in East Scotland (Peel Farm) and one in the South West (Laggan Outdoor) are the focus for Scottish Enterprise’s new project to bring groups of agritourism businesses together in regular meetings to look at the ambitions and structure of the Monitor Farm which then leads to improved collaboration and sharing of best practice. Each meeting will focus on a different aspect, such as farm shop retail, “heads on beds”, “First Impressions Count” , Improving café performance.
Are there projects like this elsewhere in the UK? If yes, and they’re in your destination, how are they working? If not, could they work – and could this model of a monitor business and involving similar businesses in a supportive and collaborative way be effective elsewhere, say in urban or seaside tourism?
Congratulations to Helen Clowes Cutting MTMI who has recently moved from Mid Suffolk Council to take up a new role as Partnerships Manager at Visit East Anglia.
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