UKinbound has announced it is taking its 40th Annual Convention to Plymouth, 8–10 February 2017.
Branding itself as ‘Britain’s Ocean City’, Plymouth is undergoing a multi-million-pound development as it prepares to celebrate the Mayflower 400 commemorations in 2020.
Projects include a £32m re-development of the city’s museums and galleries, a new railway station scheme, £4.17m coach hub, plus a £40m retail development to extend Drake Circus shopping centre.
UKinbound’s Annual Convention will highlight Plymouth’s expansion and restoration to the travel ndustry, as well as opportunities to generate business.
Plymouth is expected to welcome 250 UKinbound members for two days of debates, networking opportunities and a black-tie gala dinner, at which the association’s annual Awards for Excellence will be announced.
UKinbound’s chief executive officer, Deirdre Wells, OBE, said: “We are delighted to be working with Plymouth on our 40th Anniversary Convention. Plymouth has a proud naval heritage surrounded by stunning countryside and provides a gateway to the South West for our inbound visitors. Attracting over 5.2m visitors annually,”
Duncan Currall, chair of Destination Plymouth, said: “Destination Plymouth is delighted that UKinbound has awarded Plymouth the opportunity to host their 40th Anniversary Convention in Britain’s Ocean City.
“We believe this is a great opportunity to showcase the very best that Plymouth has to offer as well as well as demonstrating the natural beauty, heritage and wealth of visitor attractions in the wider Devon and Cornwall region.”