2018 Tourism Symposium, 4-5 June

Monday June 04, 2018
to
Tuesday June 05, 2018

Tourism Symposium 2018
Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June 2018, Greenwich

@tourismsociety  #TSymp18

The Tourism Society’s annual Tourism Symposium is the only UK-based industry-wide tourism conference and is a must-attend event for anyone wanting to hear the latest ideas and developments from across the tourism sectors.

This year the Tourism Symposium will be held at the UNESCO world heritage site of Maritime Greenwich and offer an exciting and fast paced programme covering global trends, opportunities and challenges facing the tourism and travel industries.  Expert speakers will cover topical issues including the sharing economy, capitalising on innovation, balancing the benefits and effects of over-tourism, examining the value of heritage as an attractor for economic development and all from a UK, EU and international perspective.

A pre-conference programme of both experiential and educational discovery tours along with the Society's First Annual Summer Reception will ensure delegates are shown a fully comprehensive view of tourism in Greenwich and have ample opportunity to network.

 

PROGRAMME

Monday 4th June

Afternoon: Choice of three discovery tours of Greenwich

1715 -1815 Tourism Society AGM

Evening: Tourism Society Summer Reception open to delegates and Tourism Society Members and their guests

 

Tuesday 5th June - Tourism Symposium Full Day Conference

Registration in Queen Mary Undercroft : 1000
Conference in nearby King William Building, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College 1030-1600

A full day of discussions, presentations and conversations covering:

  • Tourism Development vs Destination Conservation: enhancing the visitor experience whilst maintaining a distinct sense of place - a tale of two destinations
  • Travel, transport and technology: tourists on the move, influencing travellers’ choices pre, during and post trip
  • Sustainable destinations: the sharing economy, over-tourism, climate change, future workforce
  • Focus on Tour Operations: how the inbound, outbound and domestic operators are preparing and developng in a changing landscape

Confirmed speakers:

  • Hayley Beer-Gamage FTS, Chairman, Tourism Society
  • Caroline Bremner, Head of Travel and Tourism Research at Euromonitor International
  • Dr James Kennell FTS, Tourism Research Centre, University of Greenwich
  • David Statham, Managing Director, Southeastern
  • Angela McConville, Chief Executive, Old Royal Naval College (ORNC)
  • Neil Smith, Planner, Knight Dragon Developments Ltd 
  • Kevin Smith, General Manager, Devonport Hotel (De Vere)
  • Dr Richard Denman FTS, Director, The Tourism Company  
  • Geoffery Lipman, Director, Greenearth Travel     
  • Barrie Kelly FCIM BA Hons, Chief Executive, Visit Greenwich    
  • Deborah Heather, Head of M Assessment Services, Quality in Tourism      

 

With thanks to The Tourism Symposium 2018 Delivery Partners

            

 

With thanks to The Tourism Symposium 2018 Sponsors

                        


Monday 4th June - Greenwich Discovery Tours

          

   

   

Three Discovery Tours have been created by Visit Greenwich and their partners to showcase the diverse range of experiences offered within this historic and vibrant London Borough.

Study Tour One: Old meets new - keeping heritage current through events, conservation, culture and use of digital technology.

See conservation up close and in action in the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, including the Old Royal Naval College and Royal Museums Greenwich.  These new projects aim to keep heritage conserved and also to attract and engage with new audiences.  Includes a Ceiling Tour at the Painted Hall.

Study Tour Two: Greenwich Peninsula

Once only known for its staging of the Millennium Celebrations now home to The O2, new visitor attractions, events and experiences, and as a hub for digital smart technology, pioneering architecture and a design district.  This tour includes a river trip on MBNA Thames Clippers, a walk over the iconic roof at Up at The O2 and a flight on the Emirates Air Line cable car.  The more extreme of the study tours!

Study Tour Three: Woolwich, UK Cultural Destination

Woolwich – with a rich heritage, strong transport links and exciting events calendar, is one of the UK’s Cultural Destinations (The Arts Council / Visit England programme) funded to develop a 5-year destination management plan, new events programming, a new website and marketing activity.  With a new Creative District in the pipeline for 2020, it is an exciting story to see unfold, making sustainable cultural use of a former munitions factory.   This tour includes a visit to the Royal Arsenal, the emerging Creative District and a chance to sample locally brewed beer.

Monday 4th June – Summer Evening Reception
Join Tourism Society President, Lord Thurso, Fellows and Members of the Society, their guests and Symposium delegates for a Summer Reception of informal, relaxed networking, refreshments and canapes at the elegant Queen Mary Undercroft, Old Royal Naval College, prior to the full day conference on Tuesday 5th.

6.30pm - 8.30pm
Location: Queen Mary Undercroft, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich


Tuesday 5th June - Tourism Symposium Full Day Conference

A full day of discussions, presentations and conversations covering:

  • Tourism Development vs Destination Conservation: enhancing the visitor experience whilst maintaining a distinct sense of place - a tale of two destinations
  • Travel, transport and technology: tourists on the move, influencing travellers’ choices pre, during and post trip
  • Sustainable destinations: the sharing economy, over-tourism, climate change, future workforce
  • Focus on Tour Operations: how the inbound, outbound and domestic operators are preparing and developng in a changing landscape

Registration in Queen Mary Undercroft : 0900
Conference in nearby King William Building, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College 1000-1600

Ticket Options:

Symposium Package Ticket prices* (no VAT to add)
Symposium package ticket includes Discovery Tours and Evening reception on the Monday 4 June and the full-day conference (inc lunch) on Tuesday 5 June. Travel and accommodation are not included.
Tourism Society member £159       ~       Non-Member £199
Day Delegate Ticket prices* (no VAT to add)
One-day ticket for the Tuesday 5 June Conference (inc lunch).  Travel and accommodation are not included.
Tourism Society member £119       ~       Non-member £159
Student Day Delegate Ticket prices* (no VAT to add)
One-day ticket for the Tuesday 5 June Conference (inc lunch).  Travel and accommodation are not included.
Tourism Society member £50       ~       Non-member £65
Summer evening reception Ticket prices* (no VAT to add)
In addition to attending the Evening Reception this ticket offers the opportunity to register for a Discovery Tour.  
Tourism Society member £60       ~       Non-member £75
*Please contact events@tourismsociety.org if you have any questions

 

Accommodation HQ:

We are delighted to announce Devonport Hotel (De Vere) as the Symposium 2018 Hotel HQ – £125 inc breakfast & VAT - To book please e-mail Eileen Murnane with code TOUR040618 eileen.murnane@devere.com

Hotels – Special Symposium Offer Rates:

Visit Greenwich has negotiated rates for the Tourism Symposium 2018 at three Greenwich hotels and is pleased to offer a free online accommodation booking service to delegates attending this event.

Double Tree by Hilton London Greenwich – £109 inc breakfast & VAT - To book please click here 

InterContinental London The O2 - £180 per night inc breakfast & VAT  - To book please click here

Staycity Aparthotels Greenwich High Road - Standard Studio @ £99 per night. (This early bird is subject to availability and can be booked up until 30th April) - To book please e-mail Greenwich.sales@staycity.com

Venue Information

University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Greenwich
London

SE10 9NN

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