Twenty one of York's conference venues, including several members of the York Hoteliers' Association, met on Wednesday 27 February ahead of VisitYork4Meeting's first ever 'York Minster to Westminster business tourism showcase', where representatives from York conference venues will meet face to face with over seventy event buyers from across Europe, London and the South of England.
Organised by VisitYork4Meetings, the business tourism arm of Visit York, this innovative new 'York in London' event, will see York’s tourism body bring together hotels, attractions and venues from across the city with influential conference bookers.
Gillian Cruddas MBE, Chief Executive of Visit York, said, 'This event a great way to put York on the map as an excellent location to do business. The York Minster to Westminster event will provide a strong, unified message for all that York has to offer for business tourism.'
Lionel Chatard, General Manager of Middlethorpe Hall and Chairman of York Hoteliers' Association, said, 'I’m really proud of the way in which York Hoteliers' Association works so closely with other venues across the city. Together we are stronger and our voice is louder; our message is one worth hearing – so London here we come!'
The York Minster to Westminster Event will take place at the Houses of Parliament and the new five-star Intercontinental Westminster Hotel on 13 March. Delegates will begin the day at The Houses of Parliament for networking, afternoon tea and a tour, before moving on to the Intercontinental Westminster Hotel, a former government building, for the York venue showcase and Yorkshire-themed dinner.
This showcase is a key part of Visit York’s business tourism strategy, in partnership with Visit England; activity includes further development of the York Conference Ambassador Programme, a series of dedicated sales days and a programme of national and international exhibitions promoting York for business.
The full list of venues that will be attending York Minster to Westminster is: