Destination Futures Summit Sold Out... Places Still Available at Main TMI Convention
10th October 2017
TMI AC 2017: Places available on Tues 31 Main Convention only. Destination Summit sold out!
We are delighted at the response to this year’s Higher Education and Practitioner Summit on 30 October which is now sold out.
However, there is still time to book for the main plenaries and workshops on Tuesday 31 October. To whet your appetite, here’s a flavour of the workshops on offer, designed to provoke debate and provide inspiration and examples of best practice:
Quality Assessments – A Changing Landscape: Led by a panel consisting of Nicola Cattan (booking.com), Deborah Heather (Quality in Tourism) and Mandy Lane (Live Tourism) and chaired by Robin Barker FTMI, this workshop will consider whether there is a future for star ratings, given modern consumer habits and the impact of disruptors in the market such as AirBnB and TripAdvisor. Delegates will debate the place for independent assessments and how businesses can tackle rising commission costs by approaching consumers directly.
The Challenge of Public Funding for DMOs: Amanda Lumley MTMI (Destination Plymouth), Mo Aswat (The Mosaic Partnership) and Carolyn Custerson MTMI (English Riviera Tourism) will discuss latest developments in the funding landscape, looking at best practice and giving examples. Between, our workshop leaders have wide ranging experience of managing and funding destinations ranging from leading attractions, major shopping centres, regional tourism & business partnerships and BIDS.
Shaping the Visitor Experience: Simon Curtis MTMI, TMI’s Head of Events, Michele Grant MTMI (Blue Sail) and Becky Frall MTMI (Visit Birmingham) bring a wealth of experience in product development, visitor management and creating and curating visitor experience to this workshop which will focus on discussing what we really mean by ‘experiences’, what makes a great experience and the role of the DMO in delivering this.
For full details of the programme and to book, visit the TMI web site.