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"Harnessing the growth of the UK staycation”

“Chester Zoo – Managing Sustainable Growth”

Jamie Christon BA (Hons), Chief Operating Officer, Chester Zoo.

With 21,000 animals, in 125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens and welcoming 1.9 million people every year, Chester Zoo is a conservation & education charity, devoted to the welfare and protection of wildlife.  Involved with conservation projects both in the UK and abroad.  Our mission: “Preventing extinction”.

“Creating a destination”.

Matt Cartwright, Founding Director, Twelve Architects.

A presentation on the redevelopment of the Grade II listed Bodmin Jail, Cornwall. The vision for the jail is to return this much understated heritage asset of national importance to its former glory, and in so doing make it a leading visitor attraction & hotel.

The design retains and enhances the unique atmosphere and sense of history that exists in the ruins. The derelict cell blocks of the jail will house the hotel accommodation and part of the museum. Under the museum proposals, an exciting new build ‘Dark Walk’ experience will set the scene for visitors to appreciate the Jail’s vivid stories.

One Planet Holiday Experiences.

Nicole Lazarus, Head of One Planet Living, Bioregional.

Leisure destinations and holiday park developers are using One Planet Living to provide their guests with a great experience of a sustainable, climate-crisis-free future. I will bring case studies from Villages Nature, Paris and New Smyrna Beach, Florida to show how holiday makers can reconnect with nature and experience holistic sustainability whilst relaxing and having a great time.

Trends, Innovations and Expectations for UK Holidays

Paul Hardingham, UK Managing Director, Landal GreenParks.

Consumer Trends – Current consumer holidaying trends and how to satisfy them. Product Innovation – Sustainable evolution and innovation for UK holidays. Customers’ expectations – Todays and tomorrow guest expectations.

“The journey of glamping at The Club”

Nathan Goodyear, Director of Property & Development, The Camping and Caravanning Club.

As an operator of 48 glamping locations across the UK – An overview of the journey, approach, success and learning following the first 5 years after introduction.

“The UK’s first inland surfing lake”.

Nick Hounsfield, Founder, The Wave.

Nick will explain the story of how he went from being a self employed healthcare practitioner to building a giant inland surfing destinations, which will bring inspiring facilities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

“Quality of Design Generates Growth.”

Peter Gamble, Senior Partner, Holder Mathias Architects.

How the design of high-quality accommodation, new guest facilities and the imaginative re-modelling of existing assets can contribute to enhancing guest experience and extending the season.

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