CFBA part of Bristol & Bath consortium awarded £350,000 to boost cultural tourism

A consortium of Bristol and Bath’s leading cultural organisations, including the Cultural Forum for the Bath Area, and their two Destination Management Organisations is to receive an award of £350,000 from Arts Council England and VisitEngland that will put culture at the heart of their multi million pound visitor economies. Part of the Cultural Destinations …
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Up for a Bath Events, Hospitality and Tourism Award?

The deadline for entering your organisation into the first BEHTAs (Bath Events, Hospitality & Tourism Awards) is next Friday, 14th March. Not only is this a chance for local recognition amongst the tourism, hospitality and events sector, but award winners in many categories will also automatically go forward to the VisitEngland National Awards and it would be …
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Tourism leaders have taken Bath’s Georgian history to London

Members of Bath Tourism Plus, along with representatives from some of the city’s top attractions, attended an international trade event in the capital to help raise Bath’s profile. The International Confex exhibition, which is aimed at event organisers, saw Stephanie Hill, marketing manager of the Royal Crescent Hotel, donning full Georgian regalia. During the week …
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Cultural Tourism moves up the agenda

A three-year partnership between Arts Council England and VisitEngland has been established, aimed at increasing the economic impact of cultural tourism. Working more closely together, the two public bodies will be aiming to stimulate local employment by developing the potential of the cultural sector to attract visitors. Programmes to share research and improve skills in …
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Bilbao mayor wins award for making city international centre for tourism and arts

The mayor of Bilbao, Iñaki Azkuna, has been named World Mayor of the Year 2012, in recognition of the city’s city into a worldwide arts hub. Elected in 1999, Azkuna is credited with using the iconic Guggenheim Museum to turn declining industrial Bilbao into a cultural centre. Tamm vom Hove, senior fellow at thinktank and campaigning organisation The City Mayors Foundation …
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Soundtracks: Music, Tourism and Travel

6 July 2012 – 9 July 2012 The Centre for Tourism Cultural Change seeks to explore the relationships between tourism, tourists and all forms/genres and sub-genres of music including: popular, classical, folk, dance, rock, jazz and hip-hop, across all cultures and continents. The conference aims to provide critical dialogue beyond disciplinary boundaries and epistemologies and …
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