Eden tourism summit
The 2017 Eden Tourism Summit will be held on Wednesday 18 October at Askham Hall, near Penrith.
The 2016 Eden Tourism Summit:
The 2016 Eden Tourism Summit: 'Shaping the Future of Rural Tourism' was held on Wednesday 19 October at the Tebay Services Hotel, Near Orton, Penrith. This was our fifth Eden Tourism Summit and we had a great range of national and regional speakers lined up, plus practical workshops sessions in the afternoon.
The Summit was chaired by Jim Walker, Chair of the Eden Tourism Network.
Presentations from key speakers are available:
Ken Robinson CBE,Tourism Advisor / Former Board Member of the Tourism Society - awaiting presentation
Bernard Donoghue, Director of ALVA (Association of Leading Visitor Attractions)
Presentation from Bernard Donoghue, Director of ALVA (PDF: 1Mb / pages)
Sharon Orrell, Head of Research and Insight, VisitEngland
Presentation from Sharon Orrell, VisitEngland: Domestic Tourism Trends
Helen Tate, Research Manager, Cumbria Tourism
Presentation from Helen Tate: Research Update (PDF: 206Kb / pages)
Jessica Goodfellow and Sally Hemsley, Joint Eden Tourism Manager, Eden District Council
Presentation from Jessica Goodfellow and Sally Hemsley, Eden Tourism (PDF: 1Mb / pages)
- The post-Brexit future for the Leisure and Tourism industry and the potential impact on your business as well as any change to employment law (PDF 264Kb / pages) Plus a refresher on the essential legal requirements for all employers. Joanne Stronach, Shona Morton, Eleanor Morland, Burnetts Solicitors
Social Media, "Are you doing what's best for your customers or what's easiest for you?" This practical and interactive session looks at the available social media channels, which best suit your market demographic and how best to use them. Justin Grammer, Partner, PS Business Matters
Good partnership working and successfully refreshing your product, Rachel Bell, Group Marketing Manager, Ullswater 'Steamers'
There was an opportunity to network with other tourism businesses during a buffet lunch. There was a charge of £15 plus vat.
Previous Eden tourism summits
Presentations from previous summits are available on request.
The Eden tourism network
The Eden Tourism Network was instrumental in suggesting the idea of a Summit, which demonstrates the strong working partnership the Council's tourism team has with businesses like yourselves.