UKinbound is pleased to announce its support of VisitScotland expo 2015, the leading event in Scotland’s travel trade calendar, being held in Aberdeen this year, after it was identified that more than a quarter of the trade association’s membership based outside Scotland rely heavily on inbound tourism to the country.
UKinbound and VisitEngland hosted its first joint workshop in conjunction with England’s Heritage Cities, with all partners uniting to grow the inbound tourism market beyond London after it was identified that 77% of UK’s inbound visitors stated that they would like to explore more of the UK.
UKinbound, the trade association representing the interests of the UK’s inbound tourism sector, has announced the appointment of its new chief executive, Deirdre Wells. Wells joins UKinbound on March 4th 2014 from the department of culture, media and sport, where she is the government’s head of tourism. She has worked at the department for the 20 years, holding a number of high profile positions, having been appointed to her current position in April 2011.
Ukinbound, the trade association representing the interests of the UK’s inbound tourism sector, has announced chief executive Mary Rance is to leave the organisation at the end of the year to head up the charity Contact the Elderly. Originally trained as a lawyer, Rance has a background of working with trade associations, including a period as director at the CBI, although immediately before joining UKinbound she worked as chief executive of the charity Toc H.
Cited as the most successful conference for UK inbound operators, attractions and hotels to date, the UKinbound Convention, which took place 6-8 February in Windsor, featured an impressive line-up of speakers that included celebrated chef, Raymond Blanc as well as industry heavyweights, such as Sandie Dawe (CEO, VisitBritain) and Julie Southern (COO, Virgin Atlantic).
UKinbound, the only trade association representing the interests of the UK’s inbound tourism sector, has announced that Virgin Atlantic’s Chief Commercial Officer Julie Southern will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Annual Convention taking place in Windsor, 6 – 8 February.
UKinbound, the only trade association representing the interests of the UK’s inbound tourism sector, has announced details of its Annual Convention, to be held 6-8 February 2013 in Windsor. Based around the theme, ‘After the Gold Rush’, the convention will bring together industry leaders to debate the fortunes of the inbound tourism in 2013 and beyond, particularly following the recent tourist-attracting events of the Royal Wedding, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and 2012 Olympic Games.
As the 2012 London Olympics came to a glorious climax yesterday, UKinbound’s chief executive Mary Rance called on the government not to squander all that has been achieved. “Now is not the time to pat each other on the back and say job well done,” said Rance.
UKinbound will host Scottish members and industry colleagues in Edinburgh next week, 25 July, as the association looks to increase its regional representation and ensure that all destinations across the UK and not just London, benefit from the billions contributed to the economy every year by incoming holiday visitors.
UKinbound chief executive, Mary Rance, has voiced the organisation’s frustration at the government’s continued neglect of inbound tourism at ABTA’s annual Travel Matters conference. The event was attended by leaders in the travel and tourism industry.