Crawley becomes BACD chair with a focus on business

The British Association of Conference Destinations (BACD) has appointed Sue Crawley as chair for the next two years. Crawley, who is business tourism manager for the Tees Valley Tourism Bureau, takes over from George Brookes. She stated that communicating the economic value of business tourism and strengthening networking opportunities were priorities. "Regional development agencies (RDAs) have differing levels of commitment to business tourism," she said. "We need to raise our profile in the weaker regions through lobbying and networking. BACD members must exert their influence on their own RDAs."

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