Wednesday May 07, 2014
Arts Council England supports the Tourism Symposium with grant
7 May 2014
Arts Council England has pledged their generous support to The Tourism Society’s Tourism Symposium taking place in Liverpool on June 2nd and 3rd as part of the International Festival for Business.
The theme of the Symposium is ‘The role of tourism and culture in creating economic success.’ A powerful line up of speakers will explore how more productive and creative ties can be formed between professionals across the tourism, arts and cultural sectors. The first event of its kind, the Symposium will put these sectors right at the heart of the conversation about the generation of business, growth, employment and professional development. This two-day event will begin on Monday June 2nd with educational study tours with Mersey Ferries and The Beatles Story, an evening reception at Tate Liverpool and dinner at Gusto Restaurant, followed by a day-long symposium on Tuesday June 3rd at Merseyside Maritime Museum.
UKinbound was also announced this week as the latest Patron of the Symposium, joining VisitBritain, DCMS, VisitEngland, Marketing Liverpool, and Arts Council England. UKinbound will be holding a Discover Workshop in Liverpool on Monday 2nd June aimed at promoting the city to inbound operators
Sandra Matthews-Marsh, Chairman, The Tourism Society commented: “I am delighted that both Arts Council England and UKinbound are working with the Tourism Society and our other Patrons to make this Symposium a success. This is exactly the sort of cooperation between tourism and culture that the event will be highlighting.”
For further information and images, please contact:
Blanche Fitzgerald on 0207 269 9693 or 0207 269 9693
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