Coventry showcased to top national tourism figures as the grand convention comes to town
COVENTRY was presented to national tourism figures and Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) across the country at a major convention held in the city.
More than 60 tourism leaders attended the Tourism Management Institute (TMI) annual convention hosted by Coventry Conferences at Coventry University Technology Park – with more than 50 industry professionals joining online via a live broadcast.
Among those in attendance were Nick de Bois, Chairman of the Visit England Advisory Board, Sally Balcombe, CEO of VisitBritain and Kurt Janson of Tourism Alliance.
They were joined by representatives from OGD spread between Cornwall and Durham.
Conference Coventry and Warwickshire facilitated the organization of the national convention – which focused on sustainability – in Coventry and worked closely with TMI to organize the event.
TMI President Amanda Lumley opened the proceedings, before Coventry City Council Councilor Jim O’Boyle welcomed delegates to the event.
Coun O’Boyle said: “Coventry is open and welcome to visitors. We are proud of our city and have carried out a number of projects to refresh it over the past few years.
“Our projects and investments mix the old and the new. We also have a great past and a great future.
Amanda Lumley, President of the Tourism Management Institute, said: “TMI is the voice of destination management nationwide and we represent destinations and associated organizations, large and small, across the UK.
“We had a fantastic two days in Coventry and were really taken care of by the new ‘Visit Coventry’ team and the Coventry Technology Park conference center.
“It was impressive to see what the city has achieved over the past two years as part of its City of Culture 2021 regeneration program.”
Paul Jones, Managing Director of Conference Coventry and Warwickshire, added: “It has been a pleasure to welcome key figures from the tourism industry and DMOS from across the country to Coventry for the annual TMI convention.
“It was a great platform to promote our city and shout out about the improvements being made across the city to develop Coventry as a business and leisure tourism destination.”