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Events & Workshops Calendar

Visit York hosts a diary of events throughout the year including networking and training events, the Annual Visit York Tourism Awards and the annual Tourism Conference. We’re also delighted to work with businesses across the city, opening up your events to our members in order to raise product knowledge, showcase new visitor experiences and share best practice.

Our networking events are often held at member attractions or conference facilities and provide a great opportunity to build relationships with other members across all tourism sectors. Event invites are sent out via email, our regular member eShot and details are posted below.

NOTE TO NON MEMBERS: If you’re not currently a member of Visit York and would like to come along to one of our networking events to find out more, please do get in touch. 


Visit York Member Events

Come along for a Taste of the Caribbean
Turtle Bay, Little Stonegate

Tuesday 24 October 2017, 6-8pm

Turtle Bay invites you to a Caribbean Christmas Party. A little early for some perhaps but it promises to be a lot of fun!
Gemma and her team are inviting you as Visit York members to close your eyes and dream of swaying palms as you sip a glass of fizz or cocktail and tuck into some mouth-watering Caribbean food.
Join us for an evening of warm hospitality and a chance to catch up with VIC staff and fellow members.
Why not stay a little longer and take advantage of the Two for One bar offer?

Book your place by emailing direct to

Save the Date

Christmas at the Castle
York Castle Museum, Thursday 30 November
Join us for a festive evening in one of York’s iconic attractions to kick off the festive season.
Booking opens in October.

Visit York Tourism Conference

17 January 2018, York Racecourse

The Digital Age has already changed the way we shop, work and play. But what effect is it having on how we plan our travel purchases, how we welcome our visitors and how we maximise new technologies to benefit York and Yorkshire’s tourism sector?

• How are digital and social media influencing the visitor journey?
• How can you turn online engagement into revenue?
• How can your business capitalise on Visit York’s campaigns?
• What are tomorrow’s marketing techniques?
• Upping our game – how can York offer the world’s best welcome?
• The ‘halo’ effect – how do cities make a success of it?

All these questions and more will be debated at the annual Visit York Tourism Conference. The conference is an essential event for anyone working in tourism or its associated sectors. The 2018 conference will focus on how, working together, we can capitalise on new opportunities in this Digital Age.

For more information click here

York Culture Awards

23 November 2017, York Minster

The York Culture Awards celebrates excellence in the arts and culture sector and rewards outstanding innovation, creativity and quality.

For details of categories and to enter visit Deadline for entries is Friday 29 September.

Business Masterclasses, Seminars and Networking with Make It York For Business

In addition to the events and seminars offered through Visit York, Make It York’s business brand Make It York for Business offer a regular programme of masterclasses, seminars and networking events. 

Visit York Members can get a 50% discount on all masterclasses. 

Click here for all upcoming events.

Visit York Member contact

For all enquiries, please contact the Business Engagement Team:

Tel: 01904 554650  |  Email:

Visit York Membership

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VIC Open Evening

"Thank you to you and all for the lovely event last night. Much appreciated!"

Visit York Tourism Awards 

"What a wonderful evening last night was, we all had a great time so thank you to you and the team at Visit York for putting on a great show."

"We had a fantastic time at the tourism awards, it was a great night!"

"Thank you for a wonderful evening, as always it was a fantastic night!"