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NITA Announces New Webinar Series for Tourism Recovery

Posted 16 Jun, 2020

Following on from the success of our first webinar series on COVID-19 Tourism Support, NITA is delighted to announce a second series of webinars to support businesses as they prepare to reopen.

With the announcement from the NI Executive of accelerated opening date across the tourism industry, it is all systems go for tourism businesses. Recognising that tourism was at the front line of coronavirus’ business and economic impact and has a challenging road to recovery ahead, this series of webinars focuses on supporting businesses, what they should prepare for and expect when they reopen.

EPISODE 1

Thursday 18th June at 10am

Following updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), we will be joined again by Kiera Lee, Director at Mills Selig, a leading corporate and commercial law firm, who has 20 years’ experience in Employment law. She will discuss this updated guidance with tourism businesses in mind, topics covered will include:

- Managing the new flexible furlough agreements

- 'Normal hours' versus furloughed hours

- Calculating pro-rated wages caps

Followed by a Q&A session hosted by Dr Joanne Stuart, OBE. This is open to the tourism industry but registration is essential, register NOW.

EPISODE 2

Thursday 25th June at 10am

Recognising that the domestic and national markets will be key to Northern Ireland’s recovery, we will be joined by from leading research agency, BVA BDRC and Tourism Northern Ireland and will cover the current environment, consumers sentiment towards travel, what they expect and conditions that will impact whether they travel or visit from both a local and national perspective (Ireland and Great Britain) to help businesses plan for reopening with this in mind.

Speakers include:

  • Jon Young, Research Director at BVA BDRC, with over a decade in Culture, Tourism and Leisure research.
  • Dorothy Erskine, Insights & Intelligence Manager, Tourism NI

Followed by a Q&A session hosted by Dr Joanne Stuart, OBE. This is open to the tourism industry but registration is essential, register NOW.