Whilst keeping an eye on what’s happening locally is a must, it's generally fair to say that the broader the reach, the greater the innovations we will be exposed to, which will in turn expand our thinking.

This section of the website includes information about associations, trade shows, exhibitions, and awards programmes across the visitor economy sector. We encourage you to explore the benefits of joining those relevant organisations, submitting your product or service for the relevant awards and attending relevant trade shows.


There are a number of professional bodies in the UK to support businesses.

Awards & Accolades

The world of Tourism and Hospitality hosts an array of glittering awards ceremonies to celebrate all that is great and good in the industry.

Industry Events

Make useful connections and get ideas for your business by attending relevant trade shows and exhibitions.