My promise to you is that the Better Tourism Business Network will empower you to CONNECT and LEARN.
There are two main ways to connect: The weekly Member Huddle and the Private Member Support Forum. The real richness and depth comes from the contributions of our members in these two places. Together, we can build an amazing network of connections and bank of lifelong learning resources for people who work in tourism.
Keep scrolling to read about The Huddle and The Forum....
CONNECTION through The Monday Huddle
Every Monday at 7.30pm GMT, there is a virtual 1-hour get-together on Zoom. Tina facilitates the session – her job is to make sure everyone gets to contribute and that the conversations stay on topic and on time.
It couldn’t be easier – click on the link and you’re in the room. Over time, you’ll meet familiar faces and may choose to connect further offline.
1 Monday a month we invite an Expert Guest to join the Huddle. Once a month, we’ll also shine a spotlight on a willing member – one who will tell their story and also teach it!
Our experience is that hearing the journey of others can be very inspiring and is greatly valued by our members.
The other two Mondays are for general group discussion. We usually choose a focus topic and then see where the conversation leads us – it never fails to bring us down interesting and rich routes and tends to open up ideas we simply wouldn’t have thought of before. It’s our magic space. You’ll learn about other people and what they’re doing and they’ll also learn from you. You’ll make business connections and personal friendships.
CONNECTION through the Private Member Support Forum
A bit like a Facebook group, but fully private in our own online platform. This is a great complement to the Huddle meetings, where connections made in the Huddle can be deepened in the Forum. It’s a space for our members to ask questions, share wins, celebrate successes and contribute new insights – whenever they come up for them. It’s available 24-7 and members can contribute and catch up at times that suit themselves.
LEARNING: The Tourism Treasury
Of course, there are great learnings in the Monday Huddle and the Private Members Forum. As if that wasn't enough, though, I've added in a host of on-demand, self-paced learning resources in our ‘Tourism Treasury’. And we’re only at the beginning. We will be adding to this treasure chest every week and every month. Best of all, we’ll be inviting members to do the same.
Our goal is to ensure you can find the resources you need, at the time that you need them and in the format that you prefer.
Keep scrolling for a flavour of all what's in The Tourism Treasury....
Two self-paced courses.
The first thing to tell you about The Treasury is that you’ll get two online training courses the moment you join - on two subjects really dear to our hearts: VISIONING AND SUSTAINABILITY. The 5 Step clarity course is a methodology for creating your own Vision for Greatness, while the Making Sense of Sustainability Course is an introduction to what sustainability means for tourism businesses.
No time for training?
For when you just don’t have the time for detailed business training, check out our library of '3 Minute Trainings'. Neatly organized into subject categories, dip in and out as you need to. If you’re an expert in a topic, you can also add your own 3 Minute Training! Lots of knowledge packed into just 3 minutes – you can never say you don’t have enough time to learn a little more than you knew yesterday!
And that's not all!
We’ve also dropped some free downloadable guides into the Tourism Treasury – great if you’re a person who likes to read. We will also add in bonus trainings and resources as we go along every week and every month - depending on what's going on around us. There's a section of short Book Reviews - with thoughts on titles I've read and also a space where members can make their own recommendations.
And that's still not all!!
When it is safe to do so again, we plan to resume our schedule of face-to-face networking and training events, including our flagship conference which takes place in Ireland in january each year. As a member, you automatically get a 20% discount on any live training or event hosted by The Tourism Space.
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