Tourism Talk at Baggies Breakfast

10 Oct 2018

Published in: Black Country Chamber of Commerce News

Head of Tourism Affairs at Visit Britain, Anthony Pickles, will join Black Country Chamber of Commerce next week as they unveil their latest plans to promote tourism in the region.

Head of Tourism Affairs at Visit Britain, Anthony Pickles, will join Black Country Chamber of Commerce next week as they unveil their latest plans to promote tourism in the region.

A regular event in the Chamber event’s calendar, The Baggies Breakfast, held at the West Bromwich Albion Football ground, on Friday 19th October, will provide the platform for the Chamber to announce, their latest initiative; a campaign to promote tourism in the region.

Tourism businesses including hotels, visitor attractions and sporting venues are being encouraged to attend to find out more and identify how they can be involved when the campaign kicks off.

Anthony Pickles reported, “2017 was the most successful tourism year on record for Britain with 39.2m international visitors, and £24.5bn being spent around the country, making Tourism the UK’s third largest service export”, Anthony reported, “This success has been felt in the West Midlands, where over 2.3m international visitors spent £800m. The West Midlands also saw 2 in every 5 business visitors – a truly extraordinary success story for the region”.

He continued, “Alongside this success, the tourism industry continues to advocate for its place within the Government’s Industrial Strategy. This would include long-term commitments around productivity, connectivity and skills which are all significant areas which impact the strength and potential of the sector”.

Corin Crane, Chief Executive of Black Country Chamber of Commerce said, “The visitor economy is incredibly important to the Black Country and we need to celebrate our fantastic attractions, cultural offer, hotels and tourism services in every way we can. It is also clear that the sector needs as much support as possible to capitalise on the opportunities from the Commonwealth Games and also showcase what an incredible tourism offer we have. The Chamber will be launching a new campaign that will help promote our businesses across the country, it will celebrate the industry successes and that will help with key business issues such as recruitment.”

Anthony will also be on hand to advise businesses on how they can benefit from the forthcoming City of Culture and Common Wealth Games events due to take place across the West Midlands.

The FREE event will start with breakfast at 7.45am and booking is essential.

Places are filling fast for this event but to book your place now, please click on the link below

https://www.blackcountrychamber.co.uk/events/19102018/baggies-business-breakfast/



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