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events we attended in 2010

BOBI - Best of Britain & Ireland

Best of Britain & IrelandDate: 17-20th March 2010
Location: Olympia London

After exhibiting very successfully at the 2009 BOBI event The Carrier Group will once again be represented by members of the team at the 2010 event.

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Yorkshire Tourist Board – Y 10

Yorkshire Tourist Board – Y 10Date: 22nd March
Location: Harrogate Internatonal Centre, Yorkshire

Find out what Welcome to Yorkshire has achieved so far and hear about their exciting plans for 2010 at Y 10. The event is free to attend, and offers a networking lunch and the opportunity to meet other area tourism contemporaries.

Ian Parkington, Senior Project Manager of The Carrier Group will be attending the event. Please feel free to contact Ian on 07958 505 085 if you would like to arrange an informal chat or a meeting about out services.

TMI Hot Topic: Visit England tourism strategy

TMI Hot TopicDate: 20th May
Location: Derby venue TBC

This year’s hot topic event is the first opportunity those involved in destination management to hear about the plans emerging from the new Visit England tourism strategy. The event will cover headline actions in visitor information, destination planning, rural, resorts and marketing, perspectives on implementation at local, regional and national level.

Now is a critical time in destination management, with changing priorities, tight budgets and new structures. This event is central to all of these and The Carrier Group are very proud to be the main sponsor of this event.

Tourism Society Annual Conference 2010

Tourism Society Annual Conference 2010Date: 13-15th June
Location: Lords Cricket Ground, London

The Carrier Group are delighted to announce their sponsorship of the 2010 Tourism Society Annual Conference.

The conference will take place in the Nicolson Pavilion of the prestigious Lords Cricket Ground and promises to be an extremely informative event. Lively debate and educational breakout sessions will ensure a valuable and enjoyable day for all attendees.

The full programme will be available soon with Tourism Society members receiving information automatically.

Members of The Carrier Group will be available throughout the day to discuss our range of direct and online marketing services.

BRADA Annual Conference

BRADA Annual ConferenceDate: 22nd – 24th June
Location: Butlins, Skegness

Carrier Direct Marketing will once again be sponsoring the BRADA annual conference, which will take place this June in Butlins Skegness. Recognising the best in British resorts, this well attended event is one of the tourism trade’s most noted calendar dates.

Commencing on Tuesday 22nd with Committee Meetings, delegates will then enjoy the Carrier Direct Marketing awards dinner in the evening.

TMI Annual Conference 2010

TMI Annual Conference 2010Date: October (date TBC)
Location: Venue TBC

The Carrier Group are once again the proud sponsors of the Tourism Management Institute’s annual conference, which will take place in October 2010. Final details of dates and venue are still to be determined, but will be published on our events pages as soon as they are finalised.

National Farm Attractions Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition

The National Farm Attractions NetworkDate: 10th February 2010
Location: Drayton Manor

The Carrier Group will be exhibiting at The National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) in February 2010.

The NFAN works hard to raise the profile of all farm and rural attractions, promoting Rural Tourism throughout the UK. NFAN provides for the specific needs of rural businesses all over the country. Defining the key challenges that are facing business’s and ensuring that they receive support.

It successfully represents members' interests and offers guidance and information from some of the best advisors in the country on a variety of important issues such as:

  • Legal and Insurance
  • Planning Legislation and Business Rates
  • Accountancy and Taxation
  • Health and Safety
  • Marketing, Promotion and Publicity
  • Grant Aid
  • Animal Welfare

TMI & Tourism Society Event:
Making the most of the weather

Date: 23rd February
Location: Met Office, Exeter 5.30-7.30pm

After the torrential rain during the summer of 2009 and the UK’s recent snowy scenes the TMI and Tourism Society are hosting a topical joint event; ‘Making the most of the weather’.

The event promises to be fun, informative and a great way to meet new colleagues in the South West region. Representatives of The Carrier Group will be attending the event and look forward to meeting friends, colleagues and industry partners whilst there.

The costs to TMI members is just £5 (£10 for non-members) and bookings can be made by emailing or by phoning 01271 336099.


events we attended in 2009

Tourism Management Institute
TMI Annual Convention: Regeneration, Re-invention, Recession, Capital of Culture One Year On

Tourism Management InstituteDate: 6th October 2009 - 8th October 2009
Radisson Blu, Liverpool

The Carrier Group are delighted to have been named as the main sponsor of the TMI Annual Convention. This year’s event is designed to meet the specific needs of tourism professionals, combining a variety of practical sessions, expert advice with leading keynote speeches and lively debate.

The programme features study tours, peer-to-peer networking events and a gala dinner, hosted by this year’s destination, Liverpool.

Dawn Sims our resident ICT Project Manager and technical expert will present a workshop on e-mail marketing during the event.

To register for this event please visit

VAC 2009 Annual National Conference of Visitor Attractions

VAC 2009 Annual National Conference of Visitor AttractionsDate: 7th October 2009
QEII Conference Centre, London

The Carrier team will be attending this year’s visitor attraction conference in London, and look forward to networking with our clients and industry partners on the day.

To register visit the VAC 2009 website

Cornwall Tourism Awards 2009

Date: October 15th 2009
Headland Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall

The eagerly awaited Cornwall Tourism Awards takes place on October 15th. Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners will be fast-tracked into the category equivalent at the South West Regional Excellence Awards and ultimately the National Enjoy England Excellence Awards.

This year Carrier Direct Marketing are proud to sponsor the Tourism Information Centre of the Year category.

For further information on the awards please contact

Business South West

Business South WestDate: 15th & 16th October 2009
Westpoint Arena, Exeter

Come along and meet The Carrier Group team at Business South West in October.

This unique event meets the needs of the South West business community and provides us with the ideal opportunity to raise corporate awareness, network with industry partners and gain new contracts.

The Yorkshire Tourist Board White Rose Awards 2009

Date: 19th October 2009
Event location to be confirmed

The Carrier Group will be attending the White Rose Awards, a glittering black tie awards ceremony to celebrate excellence in the Yorkshire tourism industry. This year we are delighted to be sponsoring the Outstanding Customer Service Award category.

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