Virtual showcase aims to send message Warwickshire is 'open for business' - The Leamington Observer

Virtual showcase aims to send message Warwickshire is 'open for business'

Leamington Editorial 9th Dec, 2020   0

A VIRTUAL pampering session and history lesson has aimed to showcase tourism in south Warwickshire.

Tourism body Shakespeare’s England teamed up with tourism trade association UKinbound, to host a ‘virtual familiarisation visit for tour operators’ on Zoom.

The session was a chance for the teams to showcase the region, everything it has to offer and let everyone know it is open for business.

Shakespeare’s England members Coombe Abbey Hotel and Billesley Manor Hotel and Spa offered a helping hand with the event, which saw tour operators from across the country take part.

Coombe Abbey Knight, Sir James, was the compere for the proceedings which highlighted the rich history of the area and the two venues with a quiz.

There was also a pampering and relaxation demonstration and herbal teas from Coombe Abbey were sent to participants ahead of time as well as spa oils and creams from Billesley Manor.

Shakespeare’s England chief executive Helen Peters said it was important to make sure tour operators know the region is still open for business and welcoming visitors.

She said: “This year has been extremely tough for the tourism industry both locally and nationally, so we have to make sure that we let everyone know that we’re here, we’re all still working hard and welcoming in visitors.

“All of our members are taking stringent precautions to make sure that they protect their visitors and be covid safe, so their customers can visit with confidence.

“This event was the perfect way to showcase the region, remind operators about Shakespeare’s England and highlight some of our members.

“Of course, we made sure it was a bit fun with the pampering session and history quiz, but the message is clear – south Warwickshire and the surrounding areas are very much open for business, and We’re Good to Go, covid-secure, so come along and see what all our members have to offer.”

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