Posted: Sun 19th Mar 2017

DIARY MARKER – Visit Cardiff Tourism Summit At SSE Swalec Stadium. Monday 20 March At 8.30am /
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Mar 19th, 2017

Members of the media are invited to the Cardiff Tourism Summit at the SSE SWALEC Stadium on Monday. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Just under 200 delegates from Cardiff venues, hotels, attractions, universities, tourism bodies and the local business community will hear how Visit Cardiff, the city’s official marketing and tourism organisation, is working toward boosting the city’s Visitor Economy and the benefits of joining it’s network. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Those attending will learn how to capitalise on major events being brought to the city such as the UEFA Champions league Finals and Volvo Ocean Race and find out how they can secure funding for tourism initiatives within the city. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Speakers include Paul Orders Chief Executive of City of Cardiff Council, Professor Bill Jones city historian from Cardiff University and Gerwyn Evans Head of Policy and Programmes at the Welsh Government. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member for Community Development, Co-operatives and Social Enterprise, Cllr Peter Bradbury said: “This summit is a great opportunity to showcase what’s been done by Visit Cardiff to promote the city as a destination for tourists and to highlight how this can benefit the wider business community. In terms of branding we are so fortunate to live in a city which is a genuine global brand thanks to its cultural heritage and more recently being home to flagship TV programmes such as Doctor Who and Sherlock. Hosting the UEFA Champions League finals this summer is the perfect example of Cardiff’s pre-eminence as global host city. With such an excellent platform on which to stage events there are a lot of associated benefits, not least in terms of tourism, this summit will explain how to capitalise on them.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The long term aim of the summit is to give a platform and a voice to the many stakeholders that make up the visitor economy of Cardiff and the wider Cardiff Capital Region. It is about celebrating all the benefits that the tourism industry brings to the Capital City of Wales and acknowledges the part it plays in making the city such a great place to live in, work in and to visit. It’s a £1.2 billion industry that supports nearly 14,000 jobs in the city. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Those wishing attend the Summit are asked to contact Media Advisor Mark Jacques in advance on 029 2087 3580 or email: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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