Saudi Commission for Tourism announces key speakers

Wednesday March 04, 2015

Saudi Commission for Tourism announces key speakers  

For the ninth edition of the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market in Riyadh (March 30 - April 3, 2015), one of the Middle East's most important tourism business events, the organisers have invited a delegation of eight tourism experts from the Tourism Consultants Network (a section of The Tourism Society) to speak at the workshop sessions.

With some 115 members, the TCN is the biggest professional association of tourism consultants in Europe, and this initiative, negotiated by chairman Roger Goodacre with the Saudi Commission of Tourism and Antiquities following initial discussions at the WTM London last November, is one of a number designed to create links with national tourism organisations and international agencies around the world.

The TCN members making up the delegation are as follows: Roger Goodacre (destination development & marketing adviser), Silvia Barbone (MD, JLag Europe), Tom Buncle (MD, Yellow Railroad Ltd), Sean Owens (sustainable development consultant), Dr Andreas Papatheodorou (Director, Tourism Research, Athens Univ), Dr Chris Stone (Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan Univ), John Telfer (Product & Operations Director, Explore Worldwide, and Visiting Professor, Surrey Univ), Kenneth Wardrop (cultural tourism and destination development).