Friday, 19 December 2014

Update on the work of the UK Tourism Council

The UK Tourism Council was set up in June 2014 and includes BHA and English Tourism Alliance together with Helen Grant MP and Matthew Hancock MP. It is seen as ground-breaking because for the first time it paves the way for Ministers from across UK government to listen and respond to input directly from leaders of businesses of all sizes across our industry. The UK Tourism Council has started by focusing on a core set of objectives around the jobs and skills agenda, to ensure that it urgently attracts more talent into the industry.   The Co-Chair Tourism Council Simon Vincent, President EMEA, Hilton has outlined below... Read More

Thursday, 18 December 2014

New VisitBritain Campaign: GREAT Chinese Names for GREAT Britain

British points of interest, which currently do not have a Chinese name, are being put forward to be named for a VisitBritain new ‘GREAT names for GREAT Britain’ campaign. In China it is popular to give names to favourite celebrities, places and foods as a literal description of what they think about them. VB are inviting Chinese consumers to come up with the most fitting, amusing and memorable Chinese names for some of Britain’s most loved attractions and, importantly, a range of lesser known places across the whole of the country.

The 101 British landmarks featuring in the £1.6m campaign cover a wide range of locations and will be released in groups over the next 10 weeks. Themes for the campaign are royal, quirky, shopping/luxury, events, film & literature, countryside, natural wonders, history & castles, food & drink. Read More

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Deadline approaches for priority registering of your business .cymru or .wales domain

The new .cymru and .wales domains are being released in phases so that  Welsh businesses have the  best chance possible to get the right domain name for them. Once the businesses have had their go, then from St David’s day next year on March 1st anybody who wants to be a part of this  new space online will get their chance.

The Welsh Business Priority (WBP) closes on the 24 December 2014. If you have a business in Wales and can prove that you hold the rights to use the name of that business in Wales then you can apply for a domain name which matches this name during our Welsh Business Priority phase.

For more infomation on how to apply during the Welsh Business Priority phase go to the following URL      http://ourhomeonline.wales/availability Read More

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Managing Your Tourism Business Online

The European Commission's Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is planning a series of live events. Led by industry experts, each session will give practical advice that can be implemented as part of the day-to-day running of a business. All sessions will be streamed live, with recordings and support materials available afterwards via an EC Live Event page. Topics are as follows: Your Business Today’s Visitor Marketing Your Business Online Managing Your Online Reputation Importance of Content Succeeding in Social Thinking Mobile More information Lucia KLESTINCOVA tourism and cultural instruments unit ENTR-TOURISM-AND-CULTURAL-INSTR@ec.europa.eu http://europa.eu/readyforeurope/... Read More

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More Events
  • Six month update on the work of the UK Tourism Council wta.org.uk/news/i/1168/
    19 Dec 2014
  • Deadline approaches for priority registering of your business .cymru or .wales domain - bit.ly/1AlLPrp
    19 Dec 2014
  • New VisitBritain Campaign: GREAT Chinese Names for GREAT Britain - bit.ly/1x2dQoJ
    18 Dec 2014
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