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17/03/2014 – Visit England Flood Recovery Workshops



We have been asked to promote the email below regarding the flooding grant package which is available to tourism related businesses and the briefing which takes place on Wednesday. Please note that we have been informed that retailers are classed as tourism businesses in this case. If you have any queries, please contact Destination Worcestershire directly.

Tourism Events 2014
In Partnership With VisitEngland   

Responding to Extreme Weather

Whilst the majority of tourism businesses have been unaffected and the message has been ‘business as usual’, VisitEngland research shows that 10% of consumers have been put off taking a trip to affected areas.

The Government recently awarded a £2 million tourism package to VisitEngland, the national tourist board, to support destinations and tourism businesses affected by the recent floods and extreme weather conditions.

VisitEngland has partnered with a number of destinations affected by the floods to organise a series of events around the country where tourism businesses can gain free access to experts on: business continuity, communications & social media, marketing and legal issues to ensure greater resilience against severe weather conditions in the future.

We have organised 3 events in Worcestershire and will also be assisting to deliver an event in Hereford City before the end of March. If you are interested in attending the Hereford City event please email us and we will keep you informed of the event details.

Events include lunch, there are limited spaces and you must pre-book. Events are open to all tourism businesses as the industry as a whole can be affected by adverse weather conditions.

To register your attendance at one of these events
email tourism@visitworcestershire.org

You will need to supply the name of your business,
person attending and which event date and location.

You will receive a confirmation email and a reminder email
sent 3 days before the event, please supply the correct email for this.

The events are FREE and open to both members
and non members of Destination Worcestershire.

Wednesday 19th March 2014 – Worcester Racecourse – 9.30am-2pm
Thursday 20th March 2014 – The Abbey Hotel, Malvern – 9.30am-2pm
Monday 31st March 2014 – Wharton Park Golf Club, Bewdley – 9.30am-2pm

Why not also book on to the ‘Have Your Say’ Tourism Events
at these venues from 2pm onwards. FREE to attend. See below.

Holidays at Home are GREAT!

Additional Government funding will support a tactical marketing campaign launching on 19 March to drive bookings for the Easter period. The campaign will use a mix of print, digital, and outdoor platforms featuring affected destinations as well as others across England. This will be an additional ‘Holidays at Home are GREAT’ campaign featuring Wallace and Gromit and will run across cinema, Video On Demand, TV and digital display.

Destination Worcestershire have already provided information to Visit England for this campaign to ensure we are an important featured region.

Destination Worcestershire
‘Have Your Say’ 2014

The ‘Have Your Say’ events are a great opportunity for you to network with other local tourism businesses, feed your thoughts on tourism related issues into the official Destination Management Organisation, find out about Destination Worcestershire’s marketing activities as well as listening to guest speakers.

There will also be the opportunity to receive training on Guestlink, and learn about some new free website features which will help you get the most out of your membership.

Coventry University Enterprises Ltd, will be the keynote speaker, informing the local industry about the FREE support available for tourism businesses.

The Touch Digital project is all about making small businesses in the West Midlands understand and integrate digital technologies. Through funding from the European Regional Development Fund, Coventry University Enterprises Ltd can work with a company for 5-10 days at no cost to the business, to help them understand how innovative digital technologies could enhance products and services, and make them stand out from the crowd.


Please register your attendance at one of the
Destination Worcestershire ‘Have Your Say’ Events.

The events are FREE and open to both members
and non members of Destination Worcestershire.

Wednesday 19th March 2014 – Worcester Racecourse – 2pm-5pm
Thursday 20th March 2014 – * The Abbey Hotel, Malvern – 2pm-5pm
Tuesday 25th March 2014 – Eckington Manor, near Pershore – 2pm-5pm
Monday 31st March 2014 – * Wharton Park Golf Club, Bewdley – 2pm-5pm

Main Event is Supported by Coventry University Enterprises Ltd
Refreshment Sponsor is Modus. Creative. Print. Online.
* some events have changed location since the first email

Make The Most Of 50,000 Visitors A Month   

Did you know that the Visit Worcestershire website gets up to 50,000 visitors a month?

Did you know that events on our website are automatically fed to several other websites so you don’t have to duplicate the work?

Did you know that our members get discount with designers and printers for their marketing material as well as discounts with leaflet distribution companies?

Did you know that we have amazing deals on credit/debit card processing for our members to take advantage of?

Come to the ‘Have Your Say’ events to find out what we do for tourism businesses in Worcestershire.

Established in 2006 by Roger Marshall and Guy Marson, the Modus team of 21 provide creative design and marketing solutions from our Worcester base. Modus provide creative services, including graphic design, marketing strategy, PR and media, audience solutions, website and digital solutions including apps, digital and large format print.

Contact The Team
If you have any questions, feedback or inspirational ideas please contact a member of the Destination Worcestershire Team.
Telephone: 0845 641 1540
Fax: 0845 641 4641
Email: tourism@visitworcestershire.org

N.B. You have received this email as the main contact for your business, if you are not the correct person please do not delete as we have not sent duplicates, please forward to the appropriate person.

Destination Worcestershire | Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce | Severn House | Prescott Drive | Warndon Business Park | Worcester | WR4 9NE
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