IN the past few years the British hospitality and tourist sectors have been filled with extraordinary challenges, brought on by a global pandemic and cost of living crisis, but people are spending and visiting Plymouth say tourist chiefs.
Delegates and stakeholders from across the city, UK, and overseas attended the Destination Plymouth annual conference at the National Marine Aquarium recently that focused on the city’s tourism and hospitality industry.
A packed conference connected peers and business leaders to hear from leading speakers of the many initiatives taking place over the next few years to grow Plymouth’s tourism and hospitality industry.
The showcase celebrated Plymouth’s international reputation for cruise liner visits, and especially 25 years of the National Marine Aquarium and its Ocean Conservation Trust.
It was the first time Westward Shipping News attended the annual event that was filled with inspirational presentations and plenty of business and people networking.
Afternoon speakers included Sander Groothuis, Vice President of Carnival UK, Sam Richardson MBE, CEO of National Coastal Academy, Joy Nazzari , Founder and Executive chair of DNCO, and Lee McQueen, Director of Business Growth and Adult Education at City College Plymouth.