Wednesday, 24 May 2017 at 9:30AM
The Town Hall, 1 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EF
The tourism industry contributes around £5.8billion to the West Midlands economy each year and directly provides over 100,000 jobs. The sector covers a wide range of activities – from the world-renowned Shakespeare properties to the multitude of small-scale attractions in town and country.
After attending this seminar you will have improved your understanding of:
- The importance of tourism to the regional and local economy
- The needs of the tourism sector in being able to provide a wide range of attractions and accommodation
- The role of planning in supporting tourism while taking into account environmental and other factors
Rachel Baconnet – Team Leader (Town Centres and Tourism), Warwickshire County Council
Suzanne Clear – Senior Adviser (Planning and Rural Affairs), National Farmers Union
Andrew Erskine – Senior Associate, Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy
Helen Peters – Chief Executive, Shakespeare’s England
Dr Geoff Willcocks – Executive Bid Committee for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021
This event is a morning seminar followed by lunch. There is an optional guided walking tour of Stratford-upon-Avon town centre in the afternoon, at no extra charge. After booking the seminar email firstname.lastname@example.org to book for the tour.
This event is eligible for booking at a reduced cost as part of the RTPI West Midlands multi-buy. Find out what other events are included in the WM multi-buy, the cost and how to book.