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Why it is good be part of an industry association?

Industry associations offer a range of services, but are there to champion your interests. Associations provide a trusted environment where like-minded individuals can come together to share industry ideas, strengthen ties, collaborate and make connections. Continued education and personal development is crucial in any industry and these organisations often run training and education programmes, organise seminars, facilitate networking events, provide useful resources, information and programmes to help your business meet industry standards.
Membership of an association may be undertaken on a business or individual basis. There are trade associations for each sector of the UK tourism industry, including B & B and guest house accommodation, self-catering, hotels, restaurants, pubs, holiday parks and attractions. The associations are committed to lobbying and representing members' interests to government and policymakers at all levels and to provide services tailored to the needs of the industry. Many top industry experts are part of these associations and actively contribute on an ongoing basis. These associations provide a great opportunity to stay abreast of the latest industry-wide news and developments, enabling business-owners to be well-informed, prepared and to protect their interests.
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Remember to shout about your associations!

Official award logos can be displayed on websites and in other forms of advertising. Certificates are also provided from accrediting bodies for display within the property and exterior signage is also available.
For more information and guides to the different tourism awards available click the link below.
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Don't forget to update your advert!

Recently joined an association? Then don't forget to update your UK Tourism Online advert.