I’m very sorry about this but we have run into considerable difficulties in holding the Tourism Conference next week due to the national rail strike. We have some speakers and a large number of delegates coming in from outside London and they are very uncertain as to whether they will be able to make it – something not helped by some rail operators advising customers to avoid all non-essential travel and stopping bookings on that day because they can’t guarantee services.
As a result of the considerable uncertainty regarding people’s ability to attend, the Tourism Alliance Executive met this afternoon and have agree to postpone the conference. As we are getting close to the summer period, it was decided that it would be best if we restage the conference in Sept/Oct. I’m working through availability with the venue and will come back to you shortly with the revised date.
If you have purchased a ticket to attend, this will automatically transfer to the revised date. If you are unable to attend on that date, let me know and I will issue a refund.
I really do apologise for any inconvenience that this has caused but hope you can understand the reasons and agree that this is the right decision.
As you know, the AGM was planned to be held directly after the conference at the same venue. Due to the strike, we will now hold this as a virtual event. I will send you the link for this tomorrow with the Agenda, Annual Report, and minutes from last year’s meeting.