ATLAS Business Tourism Special Interest Group Meeting

Destination Learning helped The Association of Tourism and Leisure Studies ( ATLAS) organise and manage thier 6th Business Tourism Special Interest Group meeting in Liverpool in November. The theme of the meeting was Advances in Business Tourism and Education and Research. It attracted delegates from Finland, Ireland, Spain, Lativia, Germany and the UK.

The compact 2 day programme included site visits to ACC Liverpool, Liverpool's state of the art arena and convention centre on its world famous waterfront and Port Sunlight Garden Village, the model village that the great soap magnate Lord Leverhulme built for his workers and thier families in 1888.

Carol O'Reilly,  the Head of Liverpool's Convention Bureau gave an illuminating opening talk to the conferece about the city's business tourism infrastructure and future plans for further development. A number of papers were presented and for the first time students studying on business tourism courses attended the conference too - making for an ecletic delegate audience.

Rob Davidson, Senior Business Toursism Lecturer at  Westminster University and Chair of the Atlas Business Tourism Special Interest Group, Said

" The conference was a huge success in Liverpool and Destination Learning were instrumental in  this. They organised and managed the event brillantly ensuring that we got the most out of the destination from an educational perspective. I am really looking forward to working with Destination Learning again in the future".