As the economic recovery continues and the UNWTO forecasts growing international visitor numbers, how does the industry think the trends are looking for the year ahead?

Tim Sander, Head of Hotel Brand Monitoring Services for BDRC Continental will speak about his predictions for the hotel industry in 2014. Joining him will be David Edwards FTS, Head of Research and Forecasting for VisitBritain who will present the current and forecast visitor trends. Tony Hall MTS, Marketing Director at the Caravan Club, will cover domestic holidays and David Bridgford, Strategy Director of Merlin Entertainments will look at the opportunities and challenges that the attractions sector faces over the next 12 months.


6.00pm - 6.30pm - Registration

6.30pm - 8.15pm - Introductions, speaker presentations and Q+A session

8.15pm - 9.00pm - Refreshments and networking

Event chair: Alison Rice MTS, Travel Broadcaster

On the panel:

  • David Bridgford, Strategy Director, Merlin Entertainments

  • Tony Hall MTS, Marketing Director, The Caravan Club

  • David Edwards FTS, Head of Research and Forecasting, VisitBritain

  • Tim Sander, Head of Hotel Brand Monitoring Services, BDRC Continental


Tourism Society Member: £20.00

Non-Member: 35.00

Tourism Society Student member: £7.00

Student non-member: £20.00