Editorial Director Peter Stonham enjoyed an afternoon at Trinity House at Tower Hill, who had kindly hosted the Tourism Society’s Prospects – Vision 2035 event. Trinity House is a charity dedicated to safeguarding shipping and seafarers, founded in 1514. Peter had not been at the impressive 18th century building before with its important maritime features including items from the lighthouses and lightships for which Trinity House have responsibility.
The seminar itself, led by the Stephen Sackur from BBC’s HARDtalk, featured some insightful material about industry travel patterns and trends including an excellent presentation by Ian Taylor, Executive Editor, Travel Weekly who pointed out that overseas trip-making by British people is the highest in the world, creating a substantial “trade deficit” in tourism spend compared with the numbers visiting the UK. This also contributes to pressure for additional airport capacity, rather than the business travel that is often quoted as the reason for expansion by airports, he said.
Tours of the Grade I listed building can be booked online for groups of up to 25 people at
Fiona Horan 31/3/20