The National Tour Guiding Conference

Hosted in Drapers Hall, a stunning historic venue in the heart of London, the National Tour Guiding Conference 2018 will share and discuss knowledge and best practice around innovation in tour guiding, audience engagement, research and insights, marketing, online booking platforms and availability of bookable product, industry best practice and key audience and market insights.

Key note speakers from nationally renowned brands will be sharing their tour guiding knowledge and insights with the delegates, while seminar sessions will provide more detailed insight into topics.

The event is for tour guides, destinations, guiding organisations, tour operators, businesses who work with tour guides and anyone with an interest in the sector. The event is brought to you by the Discover England Fund US Connections project.

Speakers include:

  • Wanderlust Managing Director, Lyn Hughes
  • Alex Graeme of Unique Devon Tours Award winning tour guide
  • Kuoni Global Travel Services
  • VisitBritain
  • XV Insights
  • Robin Hood @Ezekial Bone

Optional tours of this unique historic venue and the surrounding City of London will be available.

The event is a full day conference, lunch will be provided. During the morning, delegates will hear from key note speakers, in the afternoon there will be a series of seminars to choose from. The speakers and seminar leaders will come back to the main stage for a panel and Q&A session to close the day.

Tickets are £75.

A special ticket rates is available for businesses and tour guides operating in the 13 partner destinations:

Destination Plymouth Ltd., Destination Bristol Ltd., English Riviera BID Company Ltd., Visit Essex - Essex County Council, Visit Hampshire - Hampshire County Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Marketing Gloucester Ltd., Visit Cambridge and Beyond, Visit Cornwall CIC., Visit Hertfordshire Ltd., Visit Kent Ltd., Visit Nottinghamshire, Visit Worcestershire.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES are available - if you'd like to raise awareness of your brand, product or service to businesses and destinations through sponsorship of this event, please contact Emma at

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