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Visit Bath announces interim CEO

Kathryn Davis, currently head of tourism at Destination Bristol, has commenced a secondment in the organisation and will take over as CEO of Visit Bath on an interim basis until Spring 2020, according to UKinbound. Davis will be overseeing all areas of the business including the Visitor Information Centre on Terrace Walk, the implementation of Bath Christmas Market, destination marketing and commercial activity.

As head of tourism at Destination Bristol, Davis has over 25 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, almost 20 of which is working with Destination Management Organisations, both in marketing, commercial and visitor experience. In November 2018, she was presented with the award for Outstanding Achievement in Tourism at the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards.

She told UKinbound: “I am thrilled to be part of the Visit Bath team and look forward to being able to work with members, partners and stakeholders in the strategic development and delivery of the visitor economy in Bath and North East Somerset.”

Councillor Dine Romero, leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, added: “I welcome Kathryn’s appointment to Visit Bath and the expertise she brings to the role, as well as the opportunity for a closer working partnership with Bristol and the surrounding areas.”

Davis will continue to oversee tourism activity at Destination Bristol two days a week during her secondment.