We were exceptionally pleased to continue our support for regional tourism organisations by sponsoring the 2018 Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Forum, held on Friday 9 March 2018 at Gloucestershire College, Forest of Dean Campus in Coleford.

The conference boasted a unique line up of speakers, covering topics ranging from trends and forecasts, product and tourism development and investment, to future technology changes and skills for the future. There was also an expert panel following the main presentations plus networking, questions and lively discussions throughout the day.

With over 100 tourism businesses from across the area in attendance, there was a vibrant mix of industry specialists and advisers. sharing and supporting local businesses in developing their knowledge and expertise.

Mark Harper MP led the opening address, emphasising the important role that the tourism industry plays in the wider economy and highlighted a number of current industry initiatives. He was followed by Sharon Orell, Head of Research, VisitEngland, Gerwyn Evans, Head of Tourism Development, VisitWales and David Owen, CEO GFirst LEP.

Tim Davies, Marketing & Communications Manager from Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Forum said: ‘Known as one of the most prestigious events in the local calendar, the annual conference inspires and informs local tourism companies, with a mix of industry specialists and local speakers. The Glide Media sponsorship was key to the conference, as a leading supplier of targeted distribution services, Glide are trusted partners with a vast number of our members and tourism businesses across the region!”

Glide Media is central to the continuous promotion of the tourism, performance and hospitality sectors across the UK, working tirelessly on behalf of its large and growing client base. Offering free no obligation quotes with services specifically tailored to businesses providing everything from year-round leisure activities to one off festivals or events, please call or email direct to discuss your personal requirements on 01242 576 010 or office@glidemedia.co.uk