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Policy and Research Updates

Event and experience research, hospitality confidence research and legal, insurance and package travel regulation issues as they relate to marketing events and experiences in your destination – key reasons to join us on 23 May. Humphrey Walwyn brings us the latest event and experience research from Visit England, while Darren Seward will share with delegates the results of the latest hospitality confidence research being undertaken by NFU Mutual. Wrapping up the day, Kurt Janson from the Tourism Alliance will give us updates on development with the law, insurance and Package Travel Directive regulations and how these will impact on destinations and business using events and experiences to promote to visitors.

Date: 8th May 2019

Free Fringe activities

As usual, we have optional fringe activities for those coming to London the evening before the event. Delegates are invited to a drinks reception to launch the new book “Destination London: The Expansion of the Visitor Economy” by the Unviersity of Westminsters’ Dr. Andrew Smith and Prof. Anne Graham. There are also limited places still available on the short tour of prestigious 5 star hotel, The Langham from 9.15-9.45 on Thursday 23 May, immediately before Registration opens for the Hot Topic. Places for this free visit MUST be booked in advance. For full programme details, speaker information and venue visit the web site.

Date: 8th May 2019

Two weeks to go

We’re counting down the last 2 weeks to this year’s TMI Hot Topic, “Enhancing the Appeal of Destinations through Events and Experiences”, taking place at the University of Westminster’s Regent Street buildings on 23 May. There’s still time to book your place and hear the latest developments, case studies and trends in attracting visitors and adding to the sense of place through creative use of events, anniversaries and experiences. TMI member rates are £140 and don’t forget you can bring a non member guest on your booking for the same rate.

Date: 8th May 2019

Elections on 23 May - Don’t forget postal/proxy vote

Obviously we hope you are joining us in London for the TMI Hot Topic on Thursday 23 May, but if you are, please remember to organise your postal or proxy vote for the local council and possible/probable European Parliament elections which are being held the same day!

Date: 23rd April 2019

Award winning event case studies at TMI Hot Topic

Delegates to TMI’s Hot Topic in London next month (23 May, University of Westminster) will hear from Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds, the driving force behind eat:Festivals. They have won 22 awards for their festivals – free to attend, locally focused one day events in town centre in Somerset, adding not just atmosphere to the destination but offering locals and visitors the chance to sample local produce and engage with local producers. For more information and to book, visit the TMI web site and remember, Early Bird rates close on 30 April!

Date: 23rd April 2019

Latest edition of the Pink Book released

The Pink Book is the comprehensive guide to legislation relevant to accommodation businesses in England. The tenth edition is now available as an online resource or to purchase in hard copy from the VisitEngland web site. Please spread the word among your accommodation businesses; this is a valuable resource in the campaign to ensure accommodation is safe and legal.

Date: 23rd April 2019