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Hot Topic Speaker

Have you booked your early bird ticket at the TMI Hot Topic in Newark yet?  The Hot Topic 2020 will be taking place at the Palace Theatre and National Civil War Centre on 13 May.  Hear from David Edwards, Scattered Clouds, who will be talking about:  'Does an Ageing Population herald a Golden Age for Tourism?' Our planned theme for the conference is ‘Marketing to the Older Population’ – an idea that arose in feedback from the 2019 Annual Convention and which has already proved popular. You can find out more about delegate rates here, the venue here and can book here.

Date: 4th March 2020

The Short Stay Show 12th March 2020 Quality in Tourism

One of our key sponsors, Quality in Tourism, will be on the platform at the DMO Summit at the Short Stay Show on 12th March 2020 at ExCel London.   Anthony Pickles, Visit Britain/Visit England, Kurt Jansen, Tourism Alliance and many other key people will also be part of the event. The DMO Summit: The place where professionals working at destination management organisations, tourist boards and local authorities meet, network and learn at a dedicated tailored summit.

Date: 4th March 2020

Coronavirus Action Plan from the Government

The Government’s Action Plan for Coronavirus  has been published by the Department for Health and Social Care.  It is a very good source of information about the disease and the phased approach that the Government will implement if and when the disease becomes established in the UK. 'What the health and social care system across the UK has done to tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and what it plans to do next.'

Date: 4th March 2020

Update on Coronavirus

This is the latest from Public Health England A new surveillance system to detect cases of COVID-19 in England has been established by Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS to strengthen existing systems and to prepare for and prevent wider transmission of the virus. There is no current evidence to show that the virus is circulating in the community in England, but internationally there is evidence of wider transmission of the virus in areas outside of China, most recently Italy and South Korea.

Date: 27th February 2020

The UKs Point-Based Immigration System Policy Statement

The Government have published their policy statement that underpins and articulates the aims and objectives of the new points-based immigration system, which they intend to have in place by 31 January 2021.  There is far more detail to follow but the 12-page policy statement sets out the principles, clarifies the direction and sets the tone.

Date: 19th February 2020

Nigel Huddleston MP named as fifth Tourism Minister since 2017

Huddleston, MP for Mid Worcestershire since 2015, said he was "delighted" to join the DCMS as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage. He said: "Can't wait to get started in this fantastic, busy department that has such a positive impact on so many people's lives." As well as the sport, tourism and heritage brief Huddleston will continue as a government whip for DCMS.

Date: 18th February 2020