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UKinbound awards 2020 Annual Convention to the City of Bristol

UKinbound, an association that represents nearly 400 tourism businesses across the UK, has announced that its 2020 Annual Convention will be held in Bristol.

The announcement was made at UKinbound’s Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner, which took place at Glasgow City Chambers during the final evening of the association’s 2019 Annual Convention in the city.

Bristol 2020 is poised to take place on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 February, and it’s expected that nearly 300 UKinbound members from across the UK tourism industry will converge on the city for the two-day business event. 

Tour operators and travel trade buyers from across Bristol’s key international markets will have the opportunity to attend topical industry panel debates, a keynote speaker address, b2b workshops, networking events and a black-tie gala dinner.

Supported by the team at Destination Bristol, UKinbound will facilitate a series of familiarisation trips for delegates, designed to showcase the city’s diverse tourism offering and aiding the development of stronger relationships between buyers and local industry.

UKinbound’s chief executive officer, Joss Croft, said: “We’re very excited to be holding  our next Annual Convention in Bristol. Destination Bristol presented a very compelling bid, and we’re confident that together we can make our 2020 convention a resounding success.

“During the two-day event next year, we will work closely with Destination Bristol to provide as many commercial and networking opportunities as we can for our delegates to grow their businesses.” 

Kathryn Davis, Head of Tourism at Destination Bristol added: “To be chosen to host such a prestigious event is a real testament to the strong partnerships in the region, and businesses of all sizes who work so hard in the tourism, cultural and hospitality sectors.  We look forward to welcoming fellow UKinbound members and convention delegates to Bristol next year.”

 UKinbound’s 2019 Annual Convention took place in Glasgow on 6 and 7 February and was attended by over 300 UK tourism delegates.