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Eden Tourism Summit

2018 Eden Tourism Summit

The 2018 Eden Tourism Summit 'Tourism in Eden - Looking to the Future: Challenges and Opportunities' took place on Wednesday 17 October at Shap Wells Hotel, near Penrith with around 100 delegates attending.

We brought together exceptionally high profile tourism professionals to speak about important tourism issues which directly benefit your business.  In addition, we ran workshops sessions in the afternoon. 

The Summit was chaired by Jim Walker, Chair of the Eden Tourism Network with a welcome by Rose Rouse, new Chief Executive at Eden District Council.

Speaker presentations from the day are available:

  • Lord Thurso - Chairman, VisitScotland / President of The Tourism Society
  • Deirdre Wells OBE - CEO of Visit Kent/Go To Places, former Chief Executive of UKinbound
  • Kurt Janson - Director, The Tourism Alliance
  • Helen Tate - Research Manager, Cumbria Tourism

In addition, delegates had the opportunity to take part in two workshop sessions in the afternoon. 

Workshop presentations from the day are available:

There was an opportunity to network with other tourism businesses during a buffet lunch and a chance to look round Shap Wells Hotel.  Delegate Rate: £25 plus vat.

The Eden Tourism Team organises an annual Eden Tourism Summit in October of each year on behalf of the Eden Tourism Network.

2019 Eden Tourism Summit

We are already planning the 2019 Eden Tourism Summit - so watch this space!

Previous Eden Tourism Summits:

  • 2017: Askham Hall, near Penrith
  • 2016: Tebay Services Hotel, Near Orton, Penrith
  • 2015: Appleby Manor Country House Hotel, Appleby
  • 2014: The Inn on the Lake, Ullswater
  • 2013: Center Parcs, Penrith
  • 2012: Lowther Castle and Gardens, near Penrith

Presentations from previous summits are available on request.

For more information contact the Eden Tourism Team:

  •   Email:
  •   Address: Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG