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Thursday 8 March 2018, Annual Yorkshire Dales Tourism & Outdoor Providers Forum at Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes

Saturday 10 - Sunday 25 February 2018 Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival 2018

Previous events

20-23 March 2017, National Park Centre Open Afternoons . . . for businesses

4 separate events where our National Park Centres opened for an afternoon, for any local tourism business looking to gather the latest information on events and things for visitors to do in the area.  

Annual Tourism & Outdoor Providers' Forum - Our Food, Our Stories, Our Landscape - Our Heritage

30th January 2017, Dales Countryside Musuem in Hawes, DL8 3NT

The annual Forum event is our main opportunity to invite tourism & tourism related businesses to get together to network with other Dales businesses. The theme for the 2017 event was based on ‘Our Food, Our Stories, Our Landscape - Our Heritage’.

The main speakers for this year’s event were:

See the event speakers' biographies here

To see what delegates thought of the event, please see their feedback here.

Thank you to all our speakers and everyone who attended - we hope to see you again next year!

Star Tips: Dark Sky Workshops for Tourism Businesses on 22 & 23 November

Led by Richard Darn, an astronomer and media consultant who was involved with the designation of Northumberland National Park as a Dark Sky Park.

Destination Dales: Business Networking Event
17 November 2016 ~ West Burton Village Hall, DL8 4JY ~ 10am to 2pm

This was a marketing workshop event which was attended by over 50 business representatives who braved some very inclement November weather and wet roads to attend this event, led by members of the Destination Dales board.

The event was chaired by Judith Donovan CBE, Chair of the Destination Dales board.

Presentations slides and/or speaker notes are available here

David Shields - WTY Welcome to Yorkshire update and White Rose Awards - Notes

Julie Barker - Yorkshire Dales National Park latest initiatives - Presentation slides

Jonathan Smith - Where to Walk - Power of good content online- Presentation slides

Diane Howarth - Cottage in the Dales - Being a dark skies ready business - Presentation slides

Susan Briggs - The Tourism Network & Dales - Notes

Tourism and Outdoor Business Forum
1 February 2016 ~ Falcon Manor Hotel, Settle

The Tourism and Outdoor Providers' Business Forum, our annual major event for tourism businesses, was attended by over 50 business representatives. 

The day started with an inspirational talk from local adventurer and author, Alastair Humphreys, followed by a presentation from Welcome to Yorkshire on their plans for 2016, an introduction to the needs of Chinese tourists, and the Fair Booking scheme from Cumbria Tourism. There was also time for networking and a tour of the stunningly refurbished Falcon Manor Hotel.

Presentation slides from speakers are below:

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