Leicester is centrally located in the UK and is only 69 minutes from London by train with East Midlands Trains. This announcement follows the recent news that UKinbound, one of the UK¹s leading tourism trade associations, is the latest in a growing number of national bodies to select Leicester and Leicestershire as a destination in which to host their conventions.
Peter Koukoularides, Account Manager at East Midlands Trains said: "We
have a great track record of working with partners across our route to
encourage more people to travel by train. We have a particular focus on
business travellers and offer cost effective fares to encourage conference
organisers to use our services so they can choose the impressive
conference facilities in Leicester and Leicestershire. The partnership
with Leicester Promotions gives us additional avenues to explore and
Martin Peters, Chief Executive of Leicester Shire Promotions added: "Leicester and Leicestershire is centrally located and is easily accessible as a conference destination by delegates throughout the UK. This partnership with East Midlands Trains offers a sustainable and cost-effective means of travel for individual business visitors attending events here, but also offers a solution that makes it financially attractive for conference buyers to place conference business within the destination."
Ukinbound represents over 300 tourism businesses and is the only one that focuses solely on the interests of the UK's inbound tourism sector. The convention in Leicester will run from 11-13 February 2015 and 250 delegates are expected to attend. The event will attract key industry figures as well as an exciting line-up of high profile speakers.