Training Courses for Lincolnshire Tourism Businesses
We’ve been delighted to work in partnership with Visit Lincoln – and to run a series of sector-specific training courses for Lincolnshire tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses.
Discover England Fund 2019 – Courses at Special Discounted Rates
In 2019, Visit Lincoln and Tourism Growth designed and ran a programme of courses as part of the Cycle England Initiative – and funding to subsidise delegates attending was provided by Visit England’s Discover England Fund.
The courses were for tourism businesses wanting to attract more international leisure tourists – particularly from high-spend markets such as Germany and The Netherlands – and who were looking to boost their sales online.
Looking ahead – 2020 and beyond
Now, in 2020, members of Visit Lincoln are very welcome to attend our courses in Yorkshire, and at the special Visit Lincoln member discounted rate.
We’re also planning to run a new programme of courses in Lincolnshire – please see below.
Upcoming Open Courses
Our plan is to schedule a series of new open course dates in Lincolnshire once the current situation has passed, and it’s safe again to do so.
In the meantime, we wish all our clients in Lincolnshire the very best, and please:
Stay Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives.
You may know that we also design, tailor and run programmes for our clients in-company, in the areas of:
- sales and marketing
- management development and leadership
- improving productivity and profits
- customer service management
- coaching for owners and management teams
For further information, or for a discussion about your specific business requirements, please call us here on 01923 465522 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous Courses in Lincolnshire
Subsidised by Visit England’s Discover England Fund:
08 May 2019
Boosting Your Sales on Social Media
Belton Woods, near Grantham
06 March 2019
Managing Your Reputation Online
Venue – Market Rasen Racecourse
13 February 2019
Boosting Your Sales on Social Media
Venue – DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Spa and Golf Resort
31 January 2019
Getting More Sales from Your Website
Venue – DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln
Discover England Fund subsidised rate:
We were delighted to have been able to offer a special, subsidised delegate rate for our Lincolnshire courses of just £20 +vat.
Our normal price:
The normal price for attending any of these courses is £135 +vat.
“The ‘Getting the Most from Your Website’ course I attended was extremely worthwhile – full of tips and ‘quick wins’ we will implement – and it was fantastic value for money!
I found it all fascinating. In fact I couldn’t sleep the night after the course as everything was rushing through my head. I wanted to get in the office so I could create an action plan of what we were going to do first.
The course will benefit all areas of the business at Rudding Park – and our revenue, I’m confident of that!”
“Very informative and helpful training days from Tourism Growth – we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
The trainer had great interaction with the group. He was very approachable, positive and gave so much good, clear constructive information and advice. Meeting people on the day from other tourism businesses with the same challenges was also extremely useful.
We really benefited from the courses – vital for a small business like ours.”
“A great training course, very informative – we both learned a lot.
The trainer was excellent, a really good communicator who knew his subject inside out.
It’s given us many new options to enhance our social media – and it’ll definitely help us to improve the way we market our business.”
HQ Collection – Pubs and Restaurants
“The Tourism Growth training course I attended was excellent – I learnt so much.
The presentations were fascinating – and I was particularly impressed by the extensive research that had been carried out on each participating business in advance.
The course alerted me to areas on our social media platforms we can improve – and to ways we can encourage new business to Holkham.”
“Tourism Growth’s ‘Boosting Your Sales on Social Media’ course has given me some great ideas for developing our social media activity and for driving traffic and sales.
And the best thing – I’ve learnt that we can do this at a relatively low cost!”
PR and Marketing Manager
“We’ve now attended three Tourism Growth training courses in recent months – on ‘Selling Skills for Restaurants’, ‘Selling More Meetings and Events’ and ‘Boosting Your Sales on Social Media’.
Each course has been excellent – and completely focused on helping us improve sales and profits.
The course I attended last week was great, really engaging and informative. I particularly liked the way the trainer used real, live, on-screen examples from the businesses present – and geared the day to meet each delegate’s specific needs.
I’d recommend Tourism Growth’s training courses to other tourism and hospitality businesses without hesitation.”
Lucas Van Rensburg
The Bath Brew House
“We both really enjoyed the course and are already working on new strategies here at Raven Hall.
The trainer, David, was very enthusiastic and covered lots of different areas vital to our hotel business. He’s certainly helped us focus on improving productivity and efficiency.
We’re very keen to attend some more Tourism Growth courses soon!”
Raven Hall Country House Hotel, Lodges and Golf Course
“Very enjoyable training courses. We learnt a great deal at the Tourism Growth sessions about the different social media platforms, in particular Google+ and Pinterest.
So much good information – and so many examples of best practice from the sector.
The course made me think ‘outside the box’ – and I’ve become more hands-on and effective in marketing our business as a result.”
Live for Today Adventures
“The trainer was so good – I’d like to clone him and take him home with us!
The course just gave me the focus I needed – it showed me how and where to spend my time on social media to have maximum impact for the business.”
Lebberston Touring Park
“A great training course – it was a highly useful and productive day.
The trainer was excellent – I came away really motivated and keen to put into practice all the ideas we discussed in the group. Having the opportunity to share best practice with other like-minded marketing professionals from the sector was also a huge benefit.
There’s no doubt that our marketing plan for the Racecourse will now be more effective as a result.”
“Fantastic and incredible. I took so many golden nuggets of information back to my business.
Just a few days on and we’ve already started to put into practice all the new things we need to do. I can immediately see how what I learned will give our sales and profits a boost.
This was a fabulous, eye-opening course – please let me know of any others you are planning … I can’t wait for the next one!”
Owner and Hotel Manager
“The training course that Tourism Growth ran for our members was just fantastic.
It was an engaging, fun, lively day. The trainer had a great in-depth knowledge of the subject and pitched the sessions perfectly for the group, including those members who knew about social media and had used it successfully for their businesses before.
And the support materials that were handed out were quite simply brilliant.”
Digital Marketing and Tourism Officer
Discover Yorkshire Coast
Welcome to Yorkshire
“As a small business, the information we learned on the course was invaluable, as we could then go into meetings with our website designers knowing exactly what we wanted.
Without Tourism Growth’s course we would not have ended up with the website we needed.”
Reeth, Swaledale, North Yorkshire
“I loved the speed and ease at which the content was delivered.
I know the trainer has run these sessions around the country – but he tailored everything he did to the Northumberland tourism businesses attending and was completely interested in us!”
Brunton House and Holiday Cottages
“The trainer was excellent, a true hospitality expert.
The courses have made me focus on our online strategy for the year ahead. They’ve already helped us improve our online visibility – and attract more direct bookings and sales to Manor Court.
I will certainly keep an eye out for the next round of Tourism Growth training courses!”
Manor Court Hotel
“We love the Tourism Growth training workshops – that’s four we’ve attended in the last nine months. Excellent content and delivery, with lots of great information to take away.
It’s great to see our business and others around the table in real time. And from a personal point of view, it’s a bit of a boost for us to realise how a small family business like ours can compete very well with the big name brands.
The personal approach and the time they spend in advance tailoring the material to individuals’ needs makes the world of difference compared with other generic training we’ve experienced.”
Shore Cottage Studio
“It was a very insightful day, with lots of useful information. And it was great to share experiences with other people in similar roles.
The course will help us enhance the customer experience – the overall customer journey – and how we deliver that to them.
We also took away some really good ideas on follow up, improving our conversion rate and securing the repeat business.”
Resort Desk Team Leader
Hurworth-on-Tees, Co Durham
“A fantastic training course, with an excellent trainer who really knew the restaurant sector.
He gave us so many ideas and techniques for improving our food and beverage sales – and for making more profit.
And with many of the best hotels in Yorkshire there on the day we all learned a lot from each other as well!”
Restaurant and Bar Manager
“I really enjoyed this Tourism Growth training course.
It was perfect for a tourism business like ours – I can’t think of any way in which it could have been improved.
I’ve been putting into practice what I learned on the day about social media and TripAdvisor. It’s certainly paying dividends for the business – we’re busier than ever!”
“Five of our managers from The Crown Spa attended Tourism Growth’s ‘Building Profit in Your Hospitality Business’ course – and we all said it was excellent. We’ll now be trying out a few KPIs!
The trainer’s knowledge, passion and enthusiasm was exceptional. Well-presented, smooth tuition and highly engaging.
It was a very informative and interesting course – and it’ll certainly create some positive changes to the business and the bottom-line.”
Crown Spa Hotel
“An excellent training course – I left feeling very excited about all the possibilities!
The trainer knew the tourism sector inside out – I picked up some great tips from him which will certainly help us to increase our footfall.”
Burton Constable Hall
Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire
Lydia Rusling, previously Chief Executive, Visit Lincoln, said:
“We’re delighted to be working with Visit England and Tourism Growth to give tourism businesses in Lincolnshire the chance to benefit from these excellent training courses.
The courses are specifically focused on helping tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses to drive up their sales and profits online – and each course is tailored, in advance, to the specific needs of each business attending.
The feedback from tourism businesses who’ve attended these courses across the country, from Cornwall to Northumberland, has been overwhelmingly positive.
The subsidy Visit Lincoln has secured from Visit England means we can offer the courses at a highly subsidised rate – just £20 + vat per course instead of the normal price of £135 + vat.
Places on the courses are limited so I’d strongly encourage all Lincolnshire tourism businesses to book early to take advantage of this great opportunity.”