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Elves of the Visitor Economy

Kelly Ballard

There are thousands of amazingly talented people working behind the scenes in tourism, hospitality, events and destination marketing. Are you one of them?

Join visitor economy marketing specialist Kelly Ballard every fortnight. She'll be chatting with award-winning business owners and those working relentlessly to attract and delight visitors in the West of England, UK.

If you're wanting to connect with and learn from other small business owners and organisations in the visitor economy, this show is for you.

For more information about the show, visit: http://elvesofthevisitoreconomy.co.uk/.

Episodes
22. Growing a successful digital following for destinations with travel blogger turned in-house digital marketer Lisa Kowalkowski, Marketing CheltenhamJanuary 17, 2023
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21. The rise of the Sri Lankan restaurant chain The Coconut Tree, with founder Rodrigo Rasthinthe January 03, 2023
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20. Westonbirt Arboretum and the developments that have created a truly inspirational outdoor visitor attraction, with Sophie Nash, Programme ManagerDecember 13, 2022
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19. Running an independent, city centre guest house through challenging times with owner Carla Brooks, Brooks Guest House November 29, 2022
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18. Making your hospitality business more sustainable with Mike Harris, sustainability expert and owner of Bar & Restaurant, The Strawberry Thief, Bristol November 15, 2022
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17. Top tips for generating national PR with Fiona Reece travel PR expert November 01, 2022
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16. Building and nurturing 'place' culture, with Philip Walker, Gloucester City Council October 19, 2022
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15. Breathing life into ‘places’ through events – with Kate & Hannah, Directors of multi-award winning theatrical events company Bakehouse FactoryOctober 04, 2022
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14. Riding on the crest of a in-land wave experience, with Nick Hounsfield, Founder of The WaveSeptember 20, 2022
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13. How independent shop Prior is leading the charge in driving visitors to the high street July 19, 2022
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12. Addressing sustainable travel and transport in rural destinations with Hannah McDonnell, Gloucestershire Community Rail Partnership July 05, 2022
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11. How to maximise business from the travel trade with Florence Wallace – VisitWiltshire & Great West Way (R) June 21, 2022
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10. Why podcasting is a great option for businesses in the visitor economyJune 07, 2022
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9. Driving sales to a new concept hotel with Lindsey Williams, Mollie's Motel & Diner May 24, 2022
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8. What happening in the region including Bath and Bristol with Head of Tourism Kathryn Davis – Visit WestMay 10, 2022
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7. Talking hotels, Gloucestershire and the recruitment challenge with Steve Gardner-Collins – The Hatton Collection & Visit GloucestershireApril 26, 2022
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6. Managing Broadmead BID (in the centre of Bristol) with Vivienne KennedyApril 12, 2022
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5. What it takes to manage operations at Cheltenham BID with Belinda Hunt March 29, 2022
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4. Inspirational management at We The Curious, Science centre Bristol with CEO Donna Speed March 15, 2022
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3. Inside marketing WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Gloucestershire with Sammi Luxa, Sales & Marketing ManagerMarch 01, 2022
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2. Talking Bath, food and being a tour guide in this beautiful city with Mike James Owner of Savouring Bath, food tour companyFebruary 15, 2022
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1. Building and running a luxury glamping experience The Hudnalls Hideout Treehouse, Forest of Dean, with Sarah Orchard February 01, 2022
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Elves of the Visitor Economy trailerJanuary 13, 2022
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