Be My Guest, the UK-wide roadshow for small accommodation providers, is delighted to announce a new industry partnership with VisitEngland. Be My Guest will bring together the entire spectrum of small accommodation providers ranging from owners of B&Bs, guesthouses, holiday rentals and small hotels right through to independent hosts, camp and glampsites and self-catering properties. It will be supported throughout by International Glamping Business as a media partner.
Starting in February 2018, Be My Guest will hold one-day, free-to-attend editions in Southampton, Harrogate, Glasgow, Bristol, Penrith and Norwich, bringing together a multi-billion pound industry to connect, learn and discover in a new event format featuring a marketplace, learning roundtables and a business talks stage.
VisitEngland will support the first editions of the roadshow in Southampton and Harrogate as industry partner and further developing relationships with the small accommodation market throughout England.
Talking about the partnership, Ross Calladine, Head of Business Support for VisitEngland said: “This roadshow provides a great opportunity for VisitEngland to engage with small accommodation operators and showcase the resources available to them such as our Business Advice Hub. Raising awareness of the support available enhances England’s product offer, driving the benefits of tourism throughout the regions.”
VisitEngland’s activity at the roadshow will include talks covering accessible tourism trends and how accommodation providers can tap into the £12 billion ‘Purple Pound’, as well as promoting the Business Advice Hub and the Pink Book which is essential reading to keep up to date with tourist accommodation legislation.
Event Director, Diane Sheppard commented; “We are extremely excited to be working with VisitEngland on this new event platform for the industry. Our aim for the roadshow is to deliver high level value and informative business development content for this industry in an environment that is approachable, friendly and fun”.
“VisitEngland’s support and knowledge will make sure this event is a must attend for the small accommodation industry in the UK.”