I hope no one minds but I took the opportunity to 'video' the video of John Penrose's introduction to the subject of Tourism Business Improvement Districts at yesterday's Visit Economy Forum.
Mr Penrose couldn't make it in person of course but the video does enable the message that 'TBIDs are very much an option that Government would welcome' to be delivered clearly and without interruption or debate.
Regular readers of the iVisitorGuide blog will know that I have been an advocate for the introduction of TBIDs to the UK for a long time. My first article on this appeared back in February and it is clear now that a lot of work has happened since within VisitEngland and amongst the core cities group to investigate very seriously the potential and practicality of UK TBIDs.
I'll be posting more on this over the coming weeks but in the meantime at least bear in mind that TBIDs are coming to your destination soon - but only if the private sector want them to!