Leicester has won its bid to host the UKinbound annual convention in February 2015.
UKinbound represents over 300 tourism businesses and focuses solely on the UK’s inbound tourism sector. Members include inbound tour operators, wholesalers and destination management companies (DMCs), hoteliers and other accommodation providers, attractions, retailers, restaurateurs, transport providers and other suppliers who provide services for inbound tourists to the UK, both leisure and business travellers.
The convention will run from 11 to 13 February 2015 and is expected to attract 250 delegates. It was secured for the city by the Leicester and Leicestershire Conference Bureau, managed by Leicester Shire Promotions. The bidding team also included Mercure Leicester, The Grand Hotel, National Space Centre, Athena, Curve, Ramada Encore and Holiday Inn Leicester City.
“We are thrilled to be able to announce Leicester as host of our annual flagship event,” said UKinbound Chief Executive, Deidre Wells, OBE. “We were thoroughly impressed with Leicester Shire Promotions’ bid to host the Ukinbound Convention and with their commitment we are confident that this convention will be one of the most significant to date.”
Martin Peters, Chief Executive of Leicester Shire Promotions, added: “We are doubly pleased to be able to host this event. Not only is it a valuable conference but the nature of the association’s membership gives Leicester the perfect opportunity to showcase the improvements in our visitor facilities to this valuable audience of influencers.”
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