As a Discover England Fund project, CTConsults, with TEAM Tourism Consulting was commissioned by Visit Liverpool to produce an Asset Audit report following extensive research, to be reviewed alongside a Platform Review report. Both reports were considered within the context of VisitBritain’s future platform capabilities programme (Tourism Exchange GB). The recommendations from both reports set out the need for collective action and investment between the five participating cities and Destination Management Organisations – – to effect new ways of collaborative working, create new commissionable bookable product, relevant supporting content and the mechanisms and logistics to deliver a sustainable platform that will work for both international visitors and the travel trade.
We consulted the DMOs of the five cities to gauge both the current status of online bookability of their respective assets, and their expectations and level of commitment of the proposed new platform. From there we were able to collect and compare industry best practices for delivering bookable experiences through online platforms and channels, including interviewing industry stakeholders and technology providers.
A suite of bookable products is now on sale with international travel trade operators in The Netherlands and Germany.
Worked in partnership with Ainsworth Wells and the DMOs to host a series of media familiarisation visits from across Europe resulting in significant positive media coverage for participating northern cities.
Visit Leeds commissioned us to build a programme of support for experience suppliers to develop commissionable, bookable, online product for the travel trade.
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