Tourism Society and TravelGBI to debate Brexit

TravelGBI will join The Tourism Society to host a major debate about the outlook for travel and tourism as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.

Almost 18 months after the referendum, it seems that inbound tourism has benefitted, but many in the industry wonder how long this will continue.

Taking place on the RS Hispaniola in London – with views of the Houses of Parliament – the debate will offer key insights about the likely impact of Brexit on tourism.

The discussion will be chaired by Ian Taylor, executive editor at Travel WeeklyTravelGBI’s sister title – and takes place on November 14.

Taking part will be Deirdre Wells, UKinbound chief executive; Kurt Janson, Tourism Alliance policy director; Kyle Haughton, City Cruises managing director; Philip Shepherd, retail, consumer and leisure partner at PwC; and Tom Jenkins, chief executive at Etoa, the European Tourism Association.

Doors open at 6pm, with the debate and Q&A from 6.30pm-8pm. There will be networking and refreshments between 8pm and 9pm.

The event is aimed at people working in sectors such as destination management, attractions, hotels, aviation, cruising, retail, online travel, transport operators and tour operators.

George Clode, TravelGBI editor, said: “This will be a fascinating event with key bosses from the industry, including people who are lobbying ministers to ensure that our sector gets the best deal from the Brexit negotiations.

“It is a great opportunity to hear what these people believe will happen in a post-Brexit environment, and to question them directly about the impact on businesses across the UK.”

For more details about Brexit – What Next For Tourism?, click here.