Visit Kent Christmas Networking Event

Published on 7th December 2017


Over 80 tourism partners met for the Visit Kent Christmas Networking Event in the spectacular Port of Dover cruise terminal which has been transformed into a festive grotto for their White Cliffs Christmas event.

As we come to the end of 2017, looking towards 2018 and beyond was a strong theme amongst our speakers.

We heard from Port of Dover Chief Executive, Tim Waggott, and Tim Ingleton, Head of Inward Investment for Dover District Council. Both shared details of the exciting developments in Dover and the cruise business that the Port of Dover attracts into Kent.

While our Chief Executive, Sandra Matthews-Marsh shared news of our upcoming European projects, Interreg PROFIT and Interreg GoTrade, as well as our Discover England Fund (DEF) projects.

Sarah Dance, Project Manager for Culture Kent, took a closer look at one of the DEF projects, Culture Coasting - an innovative and immersive visitor experience celebrating Kent’s exceptional arts and culture offering.

As we continue to look ahead, Raluca Brebeanu, Destination Manager (Research & Insights), spoke of the Changing Demographic Landscape and the Pursuit of Real in her presentation on the 5 Future Trends for Tourism

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