Angela Rippon joins British Tourism & Travel Show line-up

Award-winning broadcast journalist, writer and presenter Angela Rippon CBE will host a headline keynote session at the British Tourism & Travel Show.

A familiar face in British broadcasting for more than 50 years, she became the first permanent female journalist on BBC One’s Nine O’clock News in 1975.

She has appeared on many programmes across radio and television including Come Dancing, Top Gear, Antiques Roadshow, The Holiday Programme, Rip-Off Britain, Holiday Hit Squad, How to Stay Young and The One Show.

Rippon will be talking about her career in her session entitled Around the World in 50 Years at 1pm on March 22, in the Keynote Theatre.

Other speakers include: Google’s industry head of travel, Ruairidh Roberts; Max Sinclair, founder of Ecocompanion; Justin East, director of innovation at Merlin Entertainments; Jody Farrer, marketing vice-president at Chute; and Andy Headington, chief executive of digital marketing agency Adido.

The theatre will also feature panel discussions from the Association of Group Travel Organisers and the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

The event at the NEC in Birmingham (March 21-22) will feature more than 270 leading visitor attractions, venues, destinations, hotels, transport providers, associations and destination management organisations – attracting more than 2,600 attendees, including domestic tour operators, coach operators, travel organisers and travel agents.