Taking place quarterly, these informative and interactive sessions will help you to understand and craft your individual ‘stories’ so that businesses can truly connect with visitors. The sessions help identify how collectively businesses can work together to provide visitors with a variety of interesting or exciting experiences that leave them eager to return for more.
Each session has been designed around a particular challenge or issue which businesses on the Experience Development Programme face.
We know that the most effective learning takes place in the context in which you are working. That's why our group sessions are designed to not only learn best practices from a selection of guest speakers, but also to work together sharing challenges, experiences, knowledge and solutions, for the benefit of all.
For each peer networking topic, there will be a total of three sessions, grouping businesses from either the North, East and West of Kent who are apart of Experience Development Programme with the opportunity for cross-fertilisation with businesses in other areas the businesses Visit Kent Account Manager.
Each session we will hear from experts about industry best practices on the specific topic a designated breakout session with other local organisations at each event facilitated by someone from the Visit Kent team as well as the opportunity for individual discussions. At the end of each session, key action points developed from each breakout room is shared that can be implemented before the next session and there will be the opportunity to discuss the learnings from these at the following session.
Building partnerships with other businesses to increase your visitor economy revenue.
Are you pricing your experience too cheaply? Easy methods to increase visitor revenue.
Getting your experience in front of customers using tourism distribution channels.
Making your experience more accessible to extend your customer reach.
During these informative and interactive sessions, we were joined by AccessAble who shared insights into how making your experience more AccessAble can extend your customer reach. The session aim was to support businesses who do not have a one set venue but may be based outdoors or across multiple venues (for example, walking or photography tours, wild swimming or even axe throwing!) to understand how they can make their experience more accessible for people with a range of different disabilities.
How to make your experience easy to book for customers.
How to upscale your businesses without the growing pains.
How to use sustainability as a hook for tourists.
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