Travel Trade Britain 09

TTB 2009 is aimed at the British and Irish market to industry professionals. This year's Travel Trade will take place at the NEC on 3rd and 4th March. On show will be over 200 leading venues, attractions and destinations from Britain and Ireland as well as new venues and tour packages, a free seminar programme with keynote speakers, networking events and activities. more...


Upcoming conferences, seminars and events, many with a call for papers...

Human rites & city lights : balancing socio-cultural, artistic, tourism & commercial dimensions of festivals - 18-20 March 09, Slovakia

The voluntourism effect : case studies and investigations - 18-20 March 09, California

Tourism, heritage and cultural change in the Middle East & North Africa region - 4-7 April 09, Jordan

Perspectives of seaside tourism - 7-8 May 09 Lithuania

Atlas annual conference 2009 : experiencing difference changing tourism and tourist experiences - 27-29 May 09, Denmark

THRIC 09 : tourism & hospitality research in Ireland conference - 16-17 June 09, Dublin

Play the game 2009 - 8-12 June 09, Coventry

4th Lake tourism conference - 21-25 June 09, Canada

Tourism for development : environmental sustainability, poverty reduction and empowering communities - 1-3 July 09, University of Botswana

Developments of tourism, leisure and recreation in low mountain ranges - 3-4 July 09, Germany

The following are all proposed sessions taking place during the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society, 26-28 Aug 09, Manchester:
3rd Advances in Tourism Marketing Conference : 6-9 Sept 09, Bournemouth

EuroCHRIE 2009 : from services to experience in tourism and the hospitality industry and education - 22-24 Oct 09, Finland

Cities as creative spaces for cultural tourism - 19-21 Nov 09, Istanbul

3rd international conference on destination branding and marketing - 2-4 Dec 09, China

Best Job in the World?

Fancy a change of scenery? Want to see a bit of sunshine, the sea, a few palm trees perhaps, when you look outside your office window?

Well, here's a very tempting opportunity from Tourism Queensland. They're looking for an Island Caretaker who will be based on Hamilton Island, rent free of course. Responsibilities - help promote the islands via blogs, photo diary and interviews etc. Oh, and feed the fish... Qualifications required? None particularly.
Salary? About £70,000 - join the queue


BACD (British Association of Conference Destinations) is now known as Eventia, following a recent merger. The most recent event pack is available which offers a number of useful fact sheets:

On the Road

On the Road is the story of Jack Kerouac and his friends as they travelled across America over a 3 year period. In 1951, the original manuscript which formed a single scroll approximately 150 feet long, was completed in 20 days of continuous typing. It is largely autobiographical and has become one of the most iconic literary manuscripts in history.

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the novel's first UK publication, the scroll, along with maps, photographs, records, books and memorabilia will be on show at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Edgbaston until 28th January. For more information, click here.