UKEVENTS Weekly Update – 21st September 2023

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) – VisitBritain expands its ‘Future of Events’ educational series with launch of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Pathway, in partnership with New Intent. Read here.
  • NCASS Press Release – Empowering Independents. NCASS urges independent hospitality businesses to have their say. Read here.
  • TBOE – The Briefing September 2023 – Global Destination Survey – have your say: TBOE confirms Cvent and IBTM as partners: APPG asks for event industry recognition. Read here.
  • Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) information events – See below and here.
  • The Power of Events Bulletin – Event Industry App UK Tour: All Eventprofs are invited to engage at launch to help the UK events industry become better understood, valued and respected . See below.
  • TA Weekly Update – 21st September 2023 – Tourism Policy Conference – thanks to those who came | New report: Taxing Tourists – The UK vs competitor destinations | Package Travel Regulations reform – call for evidence now published | Implications for member organisations of the Digital Markets Bill. Read here.
  • Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) information events
  • ETA Engagement
  • Since the announcement of the forthcoming UK Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) the Engagement Team have been raising awareness with invested stakeholders. We have utilised both broadcast and bespoke sessions to interact with stakeholders and provide a forum for questions and further discussion. This approach has been successful in enabling the team to reach a wide audience quickly and the insights we have acquired have evidenced that our events have supported stakeholders understanding.  As an Engagement team we are constantly seeking opportunities to access organisations that can support us with messaging to their stakeholders and customers, so if you do think of any that would benefit from further information please do feel free to make an introduction via
  • ETA Events
  • To support the amplification of ETA messaging, we host bi-weekly broadcasts which are open to all who are interested in learning about the scheme. The purpose of these events is to provide an overview and give an opportunity to ask questions. These are hosted on Teams, bookable via Eventbrite utilising Slido to capture questions ahead of and during events.  The attached document contains details of events we will host from Oct-Dec, we would be very grateful if you could share this with your members, clients and colleagues, the events would be beneficial to those who have no, or limited awareness of the scheme.

ETA Communications Materials

  • HERE is a link to our shareable ETA Partner Pack containing communications products.  If you are able, we ask that you seek opportunities to amplify messaging about the ETA scheme using these products to your national and international customers, staff, and any relevant stakeholders via your channels and networks for example on website, notifications, business to business newsletters etc. 
  • The pack contains:
  • Key messages
  • Stakeholder factsheet
  • Ireland and Northern Ireland stakeholder factsheet
  • Social media assets and supporting post copy
  • ‘What is an ETA?’ guidance video
  • ETA  GOV.UK webpage
  • The Power of Events is excited to share with you the full details of our cross-four-nation tour to introduce the Event Industry Insight App. This roadshow will reach all corners of the four nations, igniting enthusiasm and showcasing the immense potential of this groundbreaking app.