Mr. Robin Barker Services for Tourism, UK2 Talks
Robin is Director of Services for Tourism Ltd, a consultancy/service company with a focus on delivering projects requiring commercial support. This follows a career of 30+ years in travel and tourism, including 6 years running database marketing at Saga Group, a year as an overseas resort rep, 12 years in... read moreconsultancy, 2 years launching the £28m National Maritime Museum Cornwall and 5 years as Marketing Director of South West Tourism. He is Vice President and a Fellow of the Tourism Management Institute, Chairman of Tourism Society Westcountry and a Fellow of the Tourism Society.
In business, Robin heads the tourism awards programmes for South West England, with linked schemes in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset, and also manages the Beautiful South Awards covering the South East. He created and runs the annual West Country Tourism Conference and acts as consultant and friend to many destinations and tourism businesses. The business also contributed to Visit England’s marketing strategy for the 2012 Olympics.