Confirmed speakers include former Government minister, Steven Norris; Arts Council England Chairman, Sir Peter Bazalgette and design consultant for Dreamland, Wayne Hemingway.

The two day event comprises of study tours, a networking supper and a full day of presentations and discussions.

Tourism Society member £125(before 1st May)/ £150 thereafter

Non-members £155(before 1st May)/ £180 thereafter

Preferential rates available for accommodation and travel can be found on the website.


The Symposium is being hosted by Visit Kent in partnership with Ashford Borough Council and is arranged by The Tourism Society. It is supported by Visit Britain, UKInbound, Arts Council England, Southeastern and the Coach Tourism Council. Additional support is being provided by Kent County Council, Medway Council, University of Kent, Eastwell Manor, Q Hotels, Holiday Inn.

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