The DMO Summit, a brand-new UK tourism event for professionals working at destination management organisations (DMOs), tourist boards and local authorities, will launch at the Short Stay Show on Thursday 12 March 2020 in ExCeL, London.

The Short Stay Show, the leading event for the short stay hospitality and accommodation industry in the UK, is delivering the inaugural DMO Summit in partnership with Quality in Tourism – a household name within the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry.

Working together, the summit organisers have created a tailormade half-day summit format with expert speakers, panel sessions and networking sessions allowing delegates to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the sector in 2020 and beyond. Session topics include:

  • Destination Growth
  • Tourism Tax
  • Successful Partnerships
  • Giving Back

The DMO Summit features speakers from VisitBritain,, HomeAway, ASSC, Tourism Alliance and many more.

Speaking about the event, co-founder of the Short Stay Show, Jim Curry said, “The DMO Summit sits perfectly alongside the Short Stay Show and it has been a real pleasure working with Quality in Tourism in crafting an educational seminar that provides delegates with actionable takeaways for their teams and colleagues.”

Deborah Heather, Head of Assessment Services, added, “We are looking forward to bringing together representatives from all over the UK in sessions packed with learning and insight.  Amongst the DMO representation we have confirmed speakers from Visit Britain, Visit Cornwall, Visit Isle of Man and Visit Kent who will be sharing their views and experiences for the growth of everyone.”

The DMO Summit is a free-to-attend event for professionals working at UK DMOs, tourist boards and local authorities.

For more information on the summit and to register to attend please visit