Tourism Society Vision 2035

Wednesday February 12, 2020

 Prospects - Vision 2035

Trinity House, London, EC3N 4DH

4.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Discussion Topics

  • The outbound industry and impact of the Thomas Cook failure.
  • Panel on trends for 2020 and future predictions:
    • 2019 travel industry findings on the silver travel market.
    • A view from Visit Britain.
    • The environmental impact of tourism by IATA.
  • Where do we go from here post BREXIT?


Moderated by

Stephen Sackur, BBC HARDtalk. 


  • Jennie Carr, Creative and Communications Director, Silver Travel Advisor
  • Ian Taylor, Executive Editor, Travel Weekly
  • Stephen Darke, Head of Tourism, DCMS
  • Richard Nicholls, Head of Research and Forecasting, Visit Britain 
  • Simon Mcnamara, UK & Ireland Country Manager, IATA

Speaker bios linked here


Arrive for 4 pm  for 4.30 pm Start (tea, coffee, biscuits)

4.30 - 4.40 pm   Welcome by the Tourism Society & Moderator Stephen Sackur, BBC HARDtalk

4.40 - 5 pm       Annual Insight Report and the impact of the Thomas Cook failure 

                        Travel Weekly - Ian Taylor


5 pm                Setting the scene by Stephen Sackur

                        2019 travel industry findings on the silver travel market: Jennie Carr  

           A view from Visit Britain: Richard Nicholls

          Transport; the environmental impact, recent market changes & future predictions: Simon McNamara



5.40 pm - 5.55 pm    The future of UK Tourism - The Government Perspective: Process, Impacts, and Non-Policy and short Q&A: Stephen Darke

5.55 pm                     Sum up by Stephen Sackur

6 - 6.30 pm                Drinks & Networking

6.30 pm                     Ends


Venue Information

Trinity House
Trinity Square



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